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Have You Heard About Software 4 Students ? A Competition Giveaway

I am really excited about this competition.  I am going to make this an easy one though, as its so fabulous.

Any student can use the Company, which is endorsed by Microsoft as an outlet to sell educational versions of their products.  These are NOT the shortened versions that people used to buy for students and small businesses.  They are the full software packages, that can be bought by the families of children at school, or adults who are students themselves.  I have bought twice, and I absolutely love that the software is the full version when you get it.

Because they are full versions, the winner of this competition will have to adhere to the terms and conditions set by eg Microsoft, and I think that is a fair deal to get the full software at such fabulous prices.  The software is much cheaper than we could buy it for, but it will be restricted to the amount of computers it can be used on, and it is limited to non-commercial use.   You can choose to download it, or the software can be sent to you on a disk.

To buy Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus  from Software4Students, I would be  £37.89.  To buy the package from PC World today it would be £349.95.  That is a huge saving, and it includes the whole suite of software, including the full versions or Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Outlook, Publisher, Communicator and Infopath.

That is a lot of software.

The easiest way to let you know what it is exactly that they do, is to give you a short summary from them.   I have a giveaway at the end, so stick with reading.

Software4Students offers students of all ages, their parents and teachers the opportunity to make huge savings of up to 90% in software costs.

Software4Students started as a pilot program in 2005 helping disadvantaged schools to minimise the digital divide and boost social mobility, providing students with low cost opportunities to enhance their digital skillsets. Due to the success of the program it was extended it to all students and their families in the UK and Ireland, to help students prepare for their future and compete in the demanding technology–led world.

The Software4Students portfolio of products includes software from popular manufacturers like Microsoft, Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5, Kaspersky antivirus software and more. The offering has proved to be hugely successful in the past few years, being endorsed by many positive mentions on different media like The Guardian UK and a massive following of over thirteen thousand people on Facebook.

In addition to their existing offers, Software4Students has recently launched bundled packages of software that lead to even bigger savings when buying software together. And as if all of this was not enough good news for the education and parenting community, Software4Students are also giving customers the chance to win one of the hottest tablets in the market each week for the month of September when they purchase any Adobe product through their site.


Software4Students has authorised the winners choice of any 1 of the software from Microsoft below.   The winner must be able to meet the  Terms and Conditions for students, parents and teachers.   The closing date is 29th October 2011.

> Office 2010
> Windows 7 Upgrade
> Microsoft Maths
> Microsoft Expression Studio
> Microsoft Project Pro

I know the one I would be picking if it was me, but it’s not me – so what do you have to do to win one of these fab pieces of software?  I told you it would be easy, so all I am going to ask you to do is the following.

  • Follow me on @scottish_mum on Twitter
  • Follow @studentsoftware on Twitter
  • Leave a comment saying which product you would choose and why.  (Software4Students will help choose a winner)
  • Leave your contact details, eg twitter user name, so that if you win I can contact you.
  • Tweet this
    “I entered to win Microsoft Software from @studentsoftware with @scottish_mum at “
Thats it – it is easy as pie.  After the 29th October, we will pick a winner.  The winner will be notified via the contact details in the comment.    If I can’t contact you within 3 days of the competition finishing, I will redraw an alternative winner.    Find out more about Software4Students on their Website, or talk to them on Facebook or Twitter.

Good Luck
Scottish Mum

20 thoughts on “Have You Heard About Software 4 Students ? A Competition Giveaway

  1. All done – I’d like to win Microsoft Office as have it on pc and not on laptop which is a bit irritating especially as my son prefers the laptop.

  2. This sounds brilliant. I’ve just started Uni and this would be amazingly useful. I would choose Office 2010.

    I’m on twitter as @HelpfulMum

  3. Following you both on Twitter

    I’d choose Office 2010 for my brother who is in his last year of Uni to help him with his coursework


  4. I’d go for Office and I follow you and have tweeted.

  5. i would choose Office 2010 because ive started writing a blog and it would come in real good use now : )

  6. I follow both of you now, and have RT’d the comp.

    I’d love a copy of Office 2010, I dont have and version of Office at the moment so my boys are having to try and do everything with OpenOffice. Although the program is very similar, it does lack a lot of the power and styling that comes with Office. So for my sons it would be a great prize. For me I need to expand my knowledge of Office to help me progress my career.

  7. I share

    I follow @scottish_mum on Twitter, @studentsoftware

    I want Windows 7 Upgrade as I cannot afford to buy one. Please give me.

    john d

  8. I follow @scottish_mum on Twitter
    I am now also following @studentsoftware on Twitter
    We would like to win Office 2010 as my 7yo son has just inherited Granddad’s computer and it doesn’t have it.
    I tweeted
    You can find me on twitter as @MagentaSkyUK

  9. I have followed both & shared on twitter.

    Please count me for Office 2010, as I’m having very old version. and new Office 2010 has many useful features.

    Thanks, Grr

  10. I’m stalking you and them and I’m going to re-tweet very very soon.

    Office 2010 as we’re on 2007. All my girls are at school now and learning ICT skills. Always nice to have the current version.

  11. Before I decide which one I would go for if I won, I was wondering if you knew which version of Office 2010 it was?

  12. I choose Microsoft Office…
    Count me in please…

  13. Windows 7 Upgrade because it would improve out computer soooo much. i have tweeted @jessws2011

  14. I follow you and studentsoftware on twitter as @mummy_loves – I have tweeted too.

    I would really love to win Office 2010 as I am struggling with Office 2003 at the moment and people keep sending me files from the later versions and they won’t open :O(

  15. I’m following you both and have retweeted.

    I already have office 2010 and Windows 7 so if I win I would like Microsoft Expression Studio because it’s a great platform to use for designing and building integrated solutions for websites and I would like to learn more about it so it will give me an edge over other web developers..

  16. I need Office 2010 for access to much more features and making all my documents and other Office files easier to use without a hassle.Also the new Ribbon interface is quite comfortable to use as well.Thanks for the giveaway.

    Followed and Tweet shared:


  17. I had followed @scottish_mum & @studentsoftware. I also had tweeted, here is the link: !/asrielrusdyawan/status/118641527986724864
    Twitter name : Asriel Rusdyawan [@asrielrusdyawan]
    I Choose Office 2010 because I really need this software to make my daily office activities become easier & efficient. Because using other similar tools is not as powerful as Microsoft Office 2010!
    I hope to be the Lucky Winner, AMEN!

    THX, LJBU!

  18. I already follow you, have tweeted, have followed studantssorftware on twitter and facebook too.

    1. Thanks hon, can you nip back over and add your comment re which piece of software you would choose and why

      1. I would chose the Windows 7 upgrade, as we have mums old PC and it would make it great for the boys

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