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Higher Education

The education sector faces a diverse range of challenges.

The influx of new technologies, cloud computing and demands for new work styles from both students and staff have made the control of users and assets more complex than ever – more so given the high turnover of users in any one institution.

Increasing student fees have also created higher expectations, so universities and colleges are under pressure to remain competitive while tackling increasingly complicated IT concerns.

Tailor-made for your needs

ThirdSpace understands how crucial your technology choices are, and how critical your infrastructure is in maintaining your operations.

From processing new student applications to maintaining alumni relationships, we have comprehensive experience with many of the UK’s leading educational institutions and can create an IT solution tailor-made for your needs.

We can help you:

  • Protect sensitive data
  • Automate processes and remove the burden of student on-boarding
  • Control access to data on any device, whether on campus or offsite
  • Reduce costs
  • Enhance learning experiences to boost student satisfaction
A student works at a pc in a college library environment.

A high-scoring digitally-secure future

Educational institutions deal with huge volumes of data and commonly struggle during seasonal peaks with high levels of admissions, account activations and administration.

  • Outdated IT systems face strain
  • Staff time is wasted on manual processes
  • Paper-based procedures are prone to error

And yet organisations are expected to remain competitive while reducing IT spending.

Secure account activation

ThirdSpace leverages Microsoft Identity Manager and products such as Access Centre B2E Activation to help organisations:

  • Automate the creation of accounts
  • Facilitate self-service user accounts
  • Control user entitlements
  • Mitigate security risks

See how this was achieved at Staffordshire University.

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We’re now doing a lot less manual processing which has freed up resources. And we deliver a faster and far more reliable service to our end users.

Staffordshire University

Enterprise Mobility + Security

Enterprise Mobility + Security, part of the Microsoft 365 technology stack, offers secure control over external user devices without compromising experience or protection.

  • Device enrolment is simple and straightforward
  • Students and staff enjoy a single sign-on process
  • Retain complete control over accounts and devices
  • Remotely wipe data and identify security issues in real-time

See how this was achieved at Sir George Monoux College.

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Free roundtables in London (limited availability)

These roundtables will help your organisation understand how to:

  • Meet security and compliance demands
  • Successfully transition to the cloud
  • Protect customer identities and data
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Security and Privacy Current State Assessment

Visualise your current security and privacy position, get an improvements roadmap and obtain buy-in at board level.

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Award-winning solutions Award-winning solutions

Eight-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Identity Management, Enterprise Mobility, Security and Compliance.


Welcome to ThirdSpace, the new home (and new name) for Oxford Computer Group UK.

Oxford Computer Group UK officially rebranded as ThirdSpace in the UK on 16 October. This rebrand reflects our broadening identity and security solutions, as working practices extend from the office and home into working flexibly and collaboratively from anywhere – Your "ThirdSpace".

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