We apologize for this issue. Our Education Community team is working hard to have the downloads section back up as soon as possible.
For the moment, you can download the free software from the Student Community page on Facebook by clicking on Software and Support. Another option, if you don't have a Facebook account, is to download the 1-month free trial from our website. Just type in "[product name] trial" on the search bar and you should have no problem finding the download.
We'll keep you guys posted via this blog post!
Thank you for your prompt response, I plan to go for the trial copies tomorrow and hope you are able to fix the issue soon.
This is most definitely not a "PR stunt". The downloads page is down, we are aware and acknowledge that. We have different teams working on restoring the service and are letting the members of the community know that steps are being taken to fix this issue.
Hang in there. We are on it and will keep you all posted via our support blog.