Some of you may not be aware, that students in full (or part time) education can receive free FULL downloads of many Autodesk products including:
The licenses cover your full period of study. Simply head to the education section of the Autodesk website, and sign up using your academic email address.
For Mac users Rhino OS X is available for free however, the program is still very much WORK IN PROGRESS. So there are a few major features missing, bugs and fortnightly updates. Save and back up regularly!
This is a great opportunity to gain some experience using these programs, taking advantage of the many tutorials available online, and adding some extra skills to your CV.