CoSector offers a range of core and non-core services that enable you to plan and manage costs, and ultimately benefit each and every user without compromise.

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Temp Agency

Employers can hire students and graduates on a cost-effective basis. Specialisms include, admin, finance, HR, IT, events, telesales, marketing, digital marketing.

Graduate internships

Commercially sustainable internship programmes for work-ready students and graduates which benefit them and the employer.

undergraduate study fairs

A national fair that gives the opportunity for institutions to meet prospective students face-to-face.

Graduate recruitment fairs

The London Graduate Fairs and Spring Graduate Fair are some of the largest national graduate recruitment fairs in the UK.

PostGraduate recruitment fairs

Hundreds of masters and postgraduate courses in one place.

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Online Property database

A large online property database offering flats, houses and rooms to rent in the private rented sector.

Housing advice

Legal advice for tenants looking for and living in private rented accommodation.

Private Housing Events

Series of Events for our customers including large annual housing fair, housing-hunting events, talks, stalls and drop-ins for students / staff and annual landlord forum.


Training courses for housing advisors in conjunction with retained firm of solicitors and webinars for university accommodation staff.

Advertising and sponsorship

Paid for advertising on website, e-mails and in publications and sponsorship of headline events.


Private Housing Guide & Accommodation guide offering support with private rented accommodation and containing information on halls of residences and student homes managed accommodation offerings.

Student Flat sharing message board

Online message board allowing students to find rooms / post details of available rooms within private accommodation.


Sourcing, letting and managing of privately owned accommodation for students.

Allocation of Halls of Residence

Term time and summer allocation of accommodation.

Allocation of flats

Year round allocation of student and guest flats.

Policy initiatives

Large-scale student housing surveys.

Representation in local government policy forums and steering groups to ensure that subscribing Colleges and their student housing needs are fully represented.

Brokering of accommodation deals

Brokering quotas of accommodation from private and charitable accommodation providers.

Negotiation of discounted rates for blocks of rooms within provision of larger private / voluntary housing providers for subscribing Colleges.


Bloom services

The Bloom Service is based on open-source virtual learning environment software known as Moodle. Bloom is an extended and enhanced version featuring a range of additional tools that improves online teaching, learning and administration.

Arkivum Support

Based on the Arkivum platforms, we deliver systems that can intelligently manage content to efficiently store and retrieve data over the long term while offering a highly cost effective solution, with low up-front investment and zero risk.

DPTP Training

The Digital Preservation Training Programme (DPTP) is designed for all those working in institutional information management who are grappling with fundamental issues of digital preservation.

E-Prints Support

Based on the highly-acclaimed EPrints open source repository software. We provide and maintain all the repository infrastructure, allowing Repository Managers to concentrate on managing their content.

Special collections, blogs, e-Journals

Hosting, support and development of services for: 

  • e-Journal Management
  • Digital Archives & Special Collections
  • Scholarly Blogs; using Open Journal System, EPrints, ICA-AtoM, Archivematica, and WordPress.

Digital Preservation Consultancy

Consultancy on many aspects of digital preservation.

Advice on organisational strategy and advice on the processes and technology required to implement the strategy including recommendations for best practice / standards compliance.

Co-Location Hosting

A popular solution for customers wishing to manage their own services and utilise our highly resilient and secure Data Centre hosting environment. CoSector's primary site is a Tier-3 facility based in central London at Senate House and is managed to ISO27001 standard. 

Also available at Maidstone Kent at Custodian DC. This state-of-the-art facility acts as our second service site and provides for all levels co-location including High Performance Computing (HPC).

Managed Firewall

A comprehensive managed protection firewall service to an organisation's network and other hosted assets.

Managed Server Hosting (Physical and Virtual)

CoSector offer the management and supporting software of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

We have a wide range of customers with services varying from single systems to full corporate production environments. Our industry standard VMware clusters include the full High Availability suite of features. The host environment and customer guest virtual machines are monitored 24 x 7 by CoSector systems.

Managed Office 365

The service includes email, SharePoint for filestore and OneDrive for collaboration and document storage.

Managed Network (Wired and Wireless)

CoSector currently manages a range of network services nationally providing cost effective secure connectivity to the education and wider public sector communities. Including the provision of internet connectivity up to 10gbps along with secure Wifi internet connectivity.

Internet Connectivity – JANET BCE

CoSector offers cost effective BCE (Business community engagement / sponsored) connections to the national academic network, JANET. Limited to organisations with a link to academia.

Internet connectivity – DIA

Direct Internet Access connections available to any customer, for commercial activities.

Disaster Recovery

CoSector has a second data centre presence in Maidstone Kent at Custodian DC. This state-of-the-art facility acts as our second service site and provides enhanced disaster recovery services.

Infrastructure Services Consultancy

IT strategy consultancy package where we audit / review customer's existing infrastructure and recommend the way forward. We also provide:

  • Shibboleth
  • Eduroam
  • Tomcat
  • Apache consultancy

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