Thanks for the advice so far. I have zero SEO experience but do read a lot. I have heard that .edu are great endorsements and very valuable in linking from them to your site.
I have many contacts at Universities that could put my link on. Is this a good idea and if so how do I write this for best results - eg description / www.website.com or description / name of site
What would be the ultimate way to display these links to my site from edu.
PS I have heard some are do follow and no follow - how do i find these out?