Ultimate Steal – just 22 days to go

The Ultimate Steal offer for students, closes in just 22 days on 30th April. Which means that by the time students get back from their break, they'll have just a few days to buy themselves a legal copy of the latest and most comprehensive version of Office 2007 for £38.95. (More details at www.theultimatesteal.co.uk - students must have a .ac.uk email address)

If you're one of the colleges that have promoted this to students (or even if you're not) we've created some resources to help you let your students know about it online.

The Countdown Clock

I like this bit - a buzzy little Countdown Clock to pop onto your VLE or portal pages. The website guys sent me the code, and told me that "any web person will know how to use it". Well, I'm not a "web" person (by their definition), so I had a crack at putting it into this blog. And lo and behold, I pasted a few lines of HTML code and here it is...

Basically I put the following line of code into my blog:

<embed name="sticker" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" align="right" src="http://www.theultimatesteal.co.uk/Counter_UK_CN.swf" width="370" height="230" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="false" bgcolor="#ffffff" wmode="transparent" quality="high" mce_src="http://www.theultimatesteal.co.uk/Counter_UK_CN.swf">

If you want, you can download the code for the Countdown Clock on this link below:

The Student Email

If you're sending an email to your students, to remind them that it's their last chance, then feel free to borrow from our template. It's got a snazzy header.....(ta-da)


...and some standard text. If it's too dull for you, or just not your style, then feel free to take any bits you want (like the header above). Here is the whole email in Outlook .msg format.


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