WIN 1 of 5 Microsoft Office 365 Personal Packages!

***Competition now closed – Thank you for entering*** Going back to university or college can be an expensive venture, ensuring you have the latest tech gadget, clothes and accessories! But what about the software that actually helps you get the grades? Well Microsoft has the answer, with Office 365 Personal, offering all the software you need in one package! And now you don’t need to worry about the cost, Office 365 Personal is now available at from £59.99! And the best news…?! Microsoft are giving away 10 free copies, for your chance to win simply tell us how Microsoft Office would help you out for college or uni!

Office 365 Personal enables you to install the latest full desktop version of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, for 1 PC and Mac as well as 1 tablet or iPad so you can use all the features offline as well as online. You can also install Office on multiple smartphones, so now there is never an excuse for missing your deadlines!

OneDrive gives you extra storage that is always with you, so wherever you are you can have your important documents and photos with you. Office 365 Personal now offers 1TB of storage which is perfect for all your School or College work, to make sure you will always have enough space! And they’re always up to date, whether you create, edit, or share them from your PC, Mac, iPad, Windows tablet, or smartphone.

We love Office Personal as it offers the best value for money, but if you can’t decide which one is right for you? Check out the chart below:




So whether you are studying accounting, physics or English, Microsoft covers it all! And now you need never be without your documents or photos, Office goes wherever you are. And now the lovely people at Microsoft are offering you £20 off Microsoft Office when you buy selected devices, so there really has never been a better time to buy. (This offer excludes Microsoft Office University.)

If you really want to impress this year, suggests you bag yourself Office 365 Personal and get ahead from the first day!

For your chance to #win just tell us why Office would help you at uni this year?

You can never be too cool for school!

Good Luck x

Office 365 Social Media Competition Terms & Conditions


  1. ELIGIBILITY. This promotion is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who is a registered member of the Website http://www.twitter.comor (the “Website”).  IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE WEBSITE YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WIN A PRIZE.  Follow the instructions on the Website to register.


Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).


  1. ENTRY. To be entered into the competition you must comment below with the answer to the above question.


To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated content such as photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity.

 Entries will be ineligible for the prize draw if they:

  • are incomplete;
  • exceed the maximum number of entries allowed per person;
  • violate the rights of any other person or entity;
  • are received outside of the Promotion Period set out below; or
  • are reported to violate the terms governing use of the Website.

 Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted.  No purchase necessary to enter the promotion.  Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries.  Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions.


  1. TIMING. This promotion runs from 27th August 2014 until 23.59 GMT on 3rd September 2014 (inclusive) (the “Promotion Period”).


  1. USE OF YOUR ENTRY. Personal data which you provide when you enter may be used for future Microsoft marketing activity if you indicate your consent to such activity (if applicable).  Otherwise your personal data will be used by Microsoft and agents acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the operation of this promotion. 


  1. SELECTION OF WINNERS. All valid entries will be submitted for the prize draw

Winning entries will be determined by a random draw conducted by Shop Direct on 5th September 2014 and will be supervised by an independent adjudicator.  Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received.

A maximum of one prize per eligible entry is allowed.  Winners will be notified by email to the address provided by the potential winner by 12th September 2014.  If a potential winner has not confirmed receipt of the notification within TEN (10) days after the first attempt, an alternative winner will be selected on the same basis as described above (either at random for prize draws or according to the same judging criteria for competitions).  Winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize.  Winners may be asked to participate in further publicity or advertising.


  1. PRIZE(S). There will be ten (10) prizes in total.  The prize will be as follows:


  • 10 x Microsoft Office 365 packages.


Prizes are as stated and are not transferable.  No cash alternatives available.  Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value.  All prizes will be sent by Microsoft or its agent no later than 28 days after the prize draw has been made by Microsoft.  Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and/or terms and conditions.

 Prizes may be considered as a taxable benefit to the winners. Winners will be directly responsible for accounting for and paying to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority, any tax liability arising on their prize.  Please contact for any query related to the taxable amount for reporting to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority.


  1. OTHER. No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this promotion or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this promotion at any time but only before the delivery of prizes,without notice.

 Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, costs, damage, disappointment or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or liability arising out of Microsoft’s fraud.

 Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party.  


  1. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION. If an entrant attempts to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this promotion by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from that entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we will disqualify that entrant’s entry to this promotion and may ban the entrant from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly.

Promoter: Microsoft Limited (“Microsoft”), Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England.

27th August 2014
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Lesley Hully 27 August 2014

I’m at medical school but I have limited access on laptops/tablets/SMART phones to PowerPoint/Word/Excel/One Note for my essays/projects.Office 365 will enable me to access remotely across any device and the money I save can help buy the Grey’s Anatomy Medical Book(At the moment I loan it from the UNI Library)and a pint from the UNI bar to toast Microsoft UK &

Posted by: Maddalena dalton 27 August 2014

Would help my son who is at university

Posted by: Siobhan Jackson 27 August 2014

I’ve just finished uni so being a graduate without office is like a house with no roof.

It would be so useful to help keep my CV up to date to apply for new jobs and make me able to consistently keep my skills as good as good be