Today's the last chance for UK students to take advantage of an Apple deal that lets them buy a Mac and get a free iPod nano.

The deal extends the company's existing education discount. Under the scheme, a student buying a MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro and an iPod nano at the same time during the same transaction will be able to get £85 back under a mail-in rebate scheme.

The offer has been available since August, the main difference today is that buying a new Mac automatically qualifies customers to also receive Leopard, either pre-installed on the Mac or via a special discount mail order scheme (£5.95).

More details on this offer are available through Apple's online retail store.