Students and Schoolkids can buy Office 2010 cheaper

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Initial post: 28 Nov 2010 19:21:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2013 10:54:44 GMT
Charlie-CJ says:
UPDATE March 2013 - Sadly the Microsoft 'Software for Schools' initiative's cheap Windows 7 upgrades and Office Professional for £40 for schoolkids & students was rather meanly withdrawn by Microsoft in March 2012. And as I write Software4student's last few top of the range Microsoft Office 2010 Professional have now all gone (were £70). However the old link still goes to an an active webpage, so just in case they get a few schoolkids copies of Office Professional again see: (Office 2010 Professional - last few remaining) (Upgrade a PC to Windows 7)

These will include Outlook, Publisher and Access, not available in the home additions.

However there are Educational discounted offers from the big players, so if you want to buy software for your schoolkids or college students to use on their/your home PCs, then check out Microsoft 'Software for Schools' UK Partners like:

Unfortunately top of the range 'Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010' for just £70 [called University 2010] is now only available for university/college students, the school kids option to purchase being removed in March 2012. Still for college students this is a far better value buy than the Microsoft Office 'home & student' offerings on Amazon, as you get Outlook, Publisher and Access as well. Student Windows 7 cheap upgrade prices were also stopped completely by Microsoft in March 2012.

Still Adobe, Corel and Nuance software is also available via educational discounts and these are valid for schoolkids, and university/college students & staff can also qualify but check the requirements [e.g. for Adobe, students have to be at school or on a two year equivalent full-time course - which appears to include part-timers working towards a degree as well, but check that with Adobe]. Adobe educational discount prices: Photoshop CS5 extended is about £140, Lightroom 3 £90, Photohop & Premiere Elements double pack £80, and Elements 9 £40. With educational licences you get a full single licence, not an upgrade [so if upgrading you can use your old copy of Photoshop CS on another PC].

Eligable university/college students can also get this educational discounted software from their university IT shops.

University students can also buy educational discounted software via the college IT shops, although the discount depends on what the university are prepared to pay towards the student licence [e.g. Oxford University only offer a massive discount to staff, who pay just £20 for the top Office 2010 suite to use at home, but refused to pay Microsoft for their students get the same deal - so Oxford University student kiddies don't even get a student discounted MS Office 2010 Professional Plus for their new £9,000 fees]. However any university student still can buy software at, which isn't a lot more expensive [at £35].

Posted on 3 Apr 2011 01:49:56 BDT
Rooc says:
Many thanks for this post. We have just bought Microsoft Office Professional (which includes Outlook) for £38 which is an absolute bargain given that we were about to pay much more for less! For anyone else considering this route, although it may seem too good to be true, there is nothing dodgy about it. You get what you're expecting to get (in my case 2 licenses, 1 for a PC, 1 for a 'mobile device' (e.g. laptop)), the discs come well packaged and within a couple of days of ordering. Highly recommended.
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