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New study reveals clubbing improves well-being in students

According to new research conducted by Bristol nightclub Motion, 90% of young people feel that clubbing helps them connect with people and improves their mental well-being.

However, with a recent study by Keep Hush revealing that Gen-Z’s interest in clubbing post-pandemic fell to just 25%, it's clear that a large portion of disconnected students are missing out on the benefits clubbing offers.

With a huge number of today’s students turning 18 during the pandemic, Motion recognised that many have missed out on an essential rite of passage into club culture and the city's prestigious dance music scene.

Booker at Motion, Travis Derrick said: "With such a massive number of students recognising the importance of going out for their mental well-being, we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to make sure no one is missing out on the nightlife scene in Bristol (and beyond).

“Motion is such a huge part of the Bristol scene, but it doesn't come without the city's gems which many students will discover during the first years of university. We love Bristol and want to make sure that this year's intake of students, especially the ones that missed out on their early clubbing years, do as well."

To address these issues and ensure young people are connecting on and off the dance floor, Motion has launched its Keeping Bristol Moving campaign, kicking off with a short film which is a love letter to Bristol's nightlife and the moments which connect people.

Featuring pre-drinks at the Christmas Steps, before venturing on to Motion via Millennium Square, the Harbour, and Lexies for a road beer, for many the video is an ode to Bristol's nostalgic rave heritage, however, for the newest students hitting Bristol this year, it's but a taste of how Bristol's most iconic venue intends to keep them moving this winter.

As part of their commitment to Keeping Bristol Moving, throughout the year Motion will undertake a series of pop-up events, innovative live streams, student promotions and giveaways.

Two huge NYE events with The Blast (Problem Central - Eksman/ Evil B/ Logan D/ Majistrate, DJ Hype, Basslayerz ft Spyda, Chimpo + more) and Eats Everything: History of the Rave (Special Request, ABSOLUTE., KILIMANJARO and Gina Breeze) have also been announced.

Meanwhile, Motion has launched a competition to win one of their exclusive ‘Dance Cards,’ - which gives winners a guestlist to any Motion/Marble Factory event up till March 31st 2023, as well as x4 NYE Motion/Marble Factory event tickets, x1 Nozstock 2023 Weekend Ticket (Friday entry), x2 Love Saves the Day weekender tickets, x2 Eldorado 2023 festival Tickets, x1 Tokyo World Festival Saturday & Sunday ticket, x4 tickets The Blast Summer show of choice, x4 YARD 2023, £100 bar tab (event of choice), £50 Voucher to Jacobs (Streetwear) , x1 Cut at Jacobs Barber, £50 Pirate Studios Voucher and £50 Oowee Voucher.

Head to Motion’s Instagram page and follow the instructions to enter the competition.