I'm a student with the Open University in the UK and saw the discounted offer for premium that applies for students. I've gone through the stupid Sheer ID page at least 5 times to be sure but each time it takes me to the wrong page on the OU website. Instead of what I assume should be a portal I'm given a message about being forwarded to the "Open University Sign in Pages by the athens system and may be here by mistake". I have two options at that point.
1. Return to the Athens/Da homepage (whatever that is)
2. Proceed to the Open University Sign In
If I try 1. I'm taken to a page I'm not familiar with and have never used before. If I try option 2. then I'm told I'm not authorised to view the page. Other times I'm told I've redeemed the offer (I clearly haven't) and it's just ridiculous. You make it so hard to give you money that I'm about to give up.
I realise that there are a lot of people in a lot of universities all over the world but if this is how you verify people it should be a lot more straightforward. I'm no nearer subscribing than I was a few hours ago.