I've sent an error report from this page http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=problem_form (I hope they receive it). Please fill the form too (make sure that you are logged out, in order to work).
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. I will coordinate this with the appropriate department and post an update here as soon as possible.
This worked for me.
1. click reply in this forum
2. login check remember and keep signed in
3. now go to http://students.autodesk.com
and wham i can get to the Downloads now!!!!
**** Everyone clear your cache in your browser first and give it a try ****
The issue with the Education Community site looping users through a "resend activation prompt" has indeed been resolved as of an hour or so ago.
Please note for future reference, you can download software from our autodesk.com site and run as a trial for temporary access, and or request a license from the Autodesk Education facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Autodeskedcommunity).
Please let me know if anyone is still having problems accessing the site, and thank you very much for all of your patience during this outage.