What great deals are there for students?
Not many people seem to be aware of the great deals that are available to students on many popular software items. Companies such as Software4Students (http://www.software4students.co.uk) and Pugh (http://students.pugh.co.uk/) all offer student discounts on Microsoft and other software packages. They are not cut down limited versions either, they are full packages, often the most comprehensive available business versions, but delivered either electronically, or on a disk in an envelope, without retail packaging. The deals vary over time, and in the past I've purchased copies of Windows 7 for the kids PC's, and Office 2010 Professional Plus, a package costing several hundred pounds, for just £40. All you have to do, is provide the name of the student and the educational establishment to qualify. The current deals vary as Microsoft have gone to a subscription model for some products, but for example a student in higher education can obtain a 4 year Office 365 subscription for around £60 which provides access to both Office 365 online services as well as a download of Office 2013 for Windows or Office 2011 for Mac. It includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access and Publisher as well as 60 Skype world minutes 27GB of SkyDrive storage and free version upgrades during the subscription period as they become available. What deals do you know of that our younger generation can take advantage of?
1 expert has answered
The greatest deals are in Open Source software and Open Learning Resources.
No cost, high quality and most importantly the pleasure of learning how to collaborate with other peers. A lifelong skill.
A tech based company knows about education less than a skilled child can while having his imagination run wild.