Apple UK is offering students, lecturers and faculty staff an £85 rebate when they buy a Mac with any iPod (except the iPod shuffle).

The company revealed its new 'Back To School' offer today, lunchtime. Under the deal, university students and staff can get a little video in their pocket at an £85 discount on the normal retail price.

The offer is available to new or returning students, lecturers or members of staff. Under the deal they must buy a qualifying Mac along with an iPod nano before 30 October 2007. They'll have to file a little paperwork and will then receive £85 via a mail-in rebate.

To qualify, students or staff must supply accreditation confirming their education status, for students a valid student card is sufficient.

The offer is available through the online Apple Store and at participating Apple retail outlets. It runs between 12 September and 30 October.

Further details and an application form are available online at Apple UK.