You can’t have failed to miss the offer we’ve been running for university students and staff – Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95 – on www.theultimatesteal.co.uk

You may have missed the looming deadline – it closes on Wednesday night next week – so there are just five days to go

We’ve seen a rush of people mentioning it on blogs and forums suddenly, because it appears many students still haven’t heard of the offer. And we’ve also seen a burst of traffic from universities which have just announced the offer for the first time to their students. You may feel in an awkward position about promoting this – after all, we are selling something. But on the other hand, the deal for students and staff goes away next week, and after that point they will find the alternative to be (a) lower functionality and (b) more expensive – eg Home & Student from the shops.

If you do want to tell your students about it, then this post gives you some words & images.

Of the universities that have promoted it to their students (including BristolKentStirlingQueens University Belfast SalfordQMU EdinburghBradfordMiddlesex – Loughborough) my favourite two are:

  • Homerton College – on what’s an obviously student-centric IT page. It’s worth looking at as a good practice example of moving away from a dull, corporate look to student communications!
  • Derby – who used the lovely countdown clock one of my colleagues created.

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