I believe that student versions are exactly the same as any other licensed versions. You should have a serial number which gives you access to the registered user are of the website.
I am not aware of any plans to change this in the near future.
[Edit: I'm not sure about the licensing arrangement for 2 machines. It certainly was the case with V4.0 that SketchUp permitted this, but I can't say whether it still does, or whether Podium does.]
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