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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?

Packing boxes and materials

Purpose-built storage packing materials provided

Trusted for 25 years

Trusted storage services for over 25 years

Delivery and collection

Pick your own dates for box collection and delivery

Free storage

Fully flexible storage that adapts to your needs

Relax to pack

Pack in your own time, then contact us for collection

Get £30 off student storage!

Enjoy £30 OFF our student storage services (on all orders storing at least three Large boxes)! Simply click the "Get a FREE instant quote" button, and this unmissable discount will automatically be deducted from your quotation price.

Trusted student storage for over 25 years

Whether you're swapping student accommodation, visiting family for the holidays or off on a gap year, it can feel like you travel back and forth from university more times than you complete assignments (or visit the pub) — especially for international students studying in the UK. But, instead of leaving your belongings unguarded for extended periods, let our storage service take care of them between terms.

With storage space across the UK, we've been using our highly secure, clean and dry facilities to provide stress-free storage at an affordable price for over 25 years to thousands of happy students. Plus, our expert team will collect and deliver your personal effects to your door and supply lots of materials to help you pack, allowing you to focus on more important things, like acing your studies.

Effortless and affordable storage space

As a student, you're probably tired of lugging your possessions back home during the holidays only to lug them all back in September (not to mention paying those extortionate excess baggage fees!). Let our friendly storage team do the hard work for you. We have over 25 years of student storage and domestic and international shipping experience. Plus, unlike other storage companies, you can arrange all of our fully flexible services from the comfort of your dorm room.

Here're a few more reasons why students love our storage solutions:

  • 100% transparent pricing: we pride ourselves on having a clear and simple storage booking process. That's why the price you see after acquiring your free online storage quote is the price you get — you'll not see any nasty additional costs here! We also freeze the fee for six months after booking and never ask for one lump sum upfront. Instead, just pay the deposit and then pay for the storage when you're ready for your goods to be delivered (typically the following semester).
  • Door-to-door box collection and delivery: simply book your storage, pack your items using the materials we provide and contact us when you're ready for us to collect your items from your door. Then, when you need them back (a minimum of four weeks), we'll deliver your goods anywhere within 50km of the collection address at no extra cost. Alternatively, we can transport them safely to any other destination in the country for an additional charge or worldwide using our international student shipping service.
  • Storage packaging supplies provided: to save you the added stress and expense of sourcing your own wrapping materials, we'll send you everything you need so you can securely pack your goods for shipping and storage, including bubble wrap, parcel tape and our export-grade, double-walled cardboard boxes.


We have over 25 years of student storage and domestic and international shipping experience.

How our student storage works:


How our storage service for students works

Number one

Free online quick quote 
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised storage cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Number two

We provide the boxes
Top-quality storage packaging supplies are sent to your door to help you pack your goods securely.

Number three

Call us for collection
Once packed, get in touch, and we'll collect your storage boxes and send them to our storage unit.

Number four

Safe and secure storage
We'll store your boxes and bags at one of our clean and dry storage facilities, located across the UK.

Number five

Returned to your address
When you're ready, we'll return your student storage shipment — at no extra cost if within 50km of the collection address!

Don't take our word for it

Students love our storage service!

How much do our student storage services cost?


Our storage services start from*:

19p per day


That's an outstanding:

£1.30 per week

*based on storage for our Standard size box, please note a minimum £84 charge applies.


What is fully flexible university shipping and storage for students?

Bitten by the backpacking bug and thinking about deferring for a year? Or have your heart set on a different course and planning to switch universities?

Not a problem — our student shipping company understands plans change. That's why we've designed our storage services to be fully flexible, meaning at any time you can:  

Shipping back to you

Ship items back home
Use our international shipping service to send your goods back to your home country.

Shipping to alternative locations

Send to a new address
Request your student storage shipment is sent to an alternative university or location in the UK.

Collection of cardboard boxes

Store for longer
Extend your storage period past the max. 26 weeks and switch to a pre-paid plan.


*Please note that the above is subject to a new quote, and additional charges outside our storage service will apply.

Our purpose-built university boxes for storing

With our affordable rates, secure storage facilities and friendly service, we're positive there's not a better place to store your belongings. Plus, we'll supply you with all the packaging materials necessary to keep everything safe while you're away, including parcel tape, bubble wrap and our super sturdy shipping boxes.

Available in two sizes, Large and Standard (see below for their dimensions), our storage containers are designed to our precise specifications and manufactured from double-walled, chemically-hardened cardboard to guarantee maximum protection. Please do note, though, that to keep yourselves and our staff safe, drivers can't take any box weighing over 30kg/66lbs. Instead, we suggest splitting the contents between several containers.


Large cardboard shipping box

Large storage box

External dimensions:

61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches

Best for:

  • Posters
  • Clothes
  • Bedding 
Small cardboard shipping box

Standard storage box

External dimensions:

51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches

Best for: 

  • Files and papers
  • Textbooks
  • Kitchen utensils 

What's included with our student storage and removals services?

What with completing assignments, attending lectures and juggling a jam-packed social calendar, student life is busy — that's why we aim to provide the most streamlined and comprehensive storage and shipping process on the market. Included with the cost of our storage services are:

  • Multilingual support from our dedicated customer service team and handy online guides and advice to assist you every step of the way.
  • Parcel tape, bubble wrap and purpose-built shipping boxes so you can securely pack your student possessions for shipping and storage.
  • Total flexibility if you need to increase the length of your storage period, send your goods to a new address or use our student luggage shipping services to transport them internationally (additional charges outside our storage service will apply). 
  • Collection of items from your address at the start of the storage process and their return to the same location or one within 50km at no extra charge.
  • The option to purchase either a Basic or Premier insurance package for your items whilst they're in storage, giving you even further peace of mind.


Women packing boxes ready for student storage

I stored my things for 2 months while I went home overseas during summer term break. The door to door storage service was exactly what I needed. My boxes arrived on time in good condition, and the driver was very nice and helpful for pick up and drop off. The rates for storage are the best I've found, and the website is very easy to use.

Mathias S.


FAQs about shipping and storage for students

Students can store their boxes at our storage unit for a minimum of four weeks (you can store for less, but the charge will remain the same) up to a total of twenty-six weeks. Of course, we can store your belongings for longer. However, once the maximum period for student storage comes to an end, we'll invoice you for an extra four weeks of storage, which will auto-renew every four weeks after that and ask for payment upfront (without the discount).

Once you've got your no-obligation storage quote, used our online booking tool to place your student storage order and selected the number of weeks you think you'll need to store your items with us, we'll charge you a deposit of GBP£84 (£70 + VAT). Then, rather than landing you with one lump sum upfront, you'll only be charged for the balance of your storage when you're ready for us to redeliver your boxes.  

While student storage is a real lifesaver for anything you don't have space for in your university hall, there are certain items that are unwise and possibly even dangerous to store, including:

  • Food and other perishable goods that can rot and entice bugs and vermin.
  • Combustible or flammable materials.
  • Firearms, explosives and weapons.
  • Chemicals, radioactive and biological substances.
  • Illegal items such as counterfeit goods, illicit alcohol and unlicensed medicines.

Please see our Prohibited Goods page for a complete list of the items we don't recommend students place in our storage units.

While you can choose to pack your student belongings in your own containers for storage, we highly recommend using the top-quality materials we provide to ensure them the utmost security. Please avoid adding items to your student storage order in plastic storage containers, laundry bags, bin liners and used fruit and vegetable crates from supermarkets, as these containers simply aren't robust enough for storage and shipping.

And, remember the golden rule, you'll always need more boxes than you think, so order plenty. Don't worry — you can return any storage containers you haven't used for no extra charge as long as they are undamaged and reusable!

From London to Glasgow: find a UK student storage unit near you

Whether you're studying engineering in Edinburgh, literature at a London university, criminology in Cardiff or business in Brighton, we have storage units across every area of the UK. Below are a few of the top university cities we serve — however, we also offer storage units here:

Aberdeen, Bangor, Bath, Birmingham, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Chester, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Hull, Keele, Leicester, Liverpool, Loughborough, Middlesborough, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Salford, Southampton, St. Andrews, Stirling, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Teesside, Warwick and York.



How to securely pack your university belongings

The thought of gathering up your possessions at the end of term can seem a little daunting — after all, what's the best way to bubble wrap your photo frames? How do you squeeze your bedding into a box? And will you really need that winter coat during your summer travels? Fortunately, these tips from our storage experts will answer all these questions and more, transforming you into a pro in four simple steps:


Student storage point one

First, sort through your belongings:

Before you unfurl the bubble wrap and assemble the boxes, gather your belongings and sort them into two piles, one for items you want to keep for storage and another for those you want to take with you. It also gives you a chance to get rid of any clutter you've accumulated during the semester!

To make it easier, consider things like which books you'll need for your studies during the holidays and what clothes are best suited to the country you're visiting.

Student storage point two

Give yourself plenty of time to pack:

Relocating becomes even more of a challenge when you leave it all to the last minute, so get ahead of yourself by starting well before collection day.

Our number one tip is to collect items into categories beforehand, such as electrical items, sports equipment and kitchenware. Not only will this make it easier for you to uncover what you need when unpacking, but it'll help to distribute their weight more evenly, so they're easier to lift.

Student storage point three

Ensure your boxes don’t rattle:

Avoid leaving any gaps when packing as it increases the likelihood goods will bash into each other and get damaged during transportation or storage.

Instead, cover each object individually in plenty of bubble wrap and use cushioning materials, like crumbled newspaper or towels for padding. Also, think about vacuum packing soft, bulky items like coats, blankets and duvets to save space.

Number four

Don't forget the tape!:

Once everything's packed, secure your containers with the brown tape provided. We recommend placing three strips over the seams and one horizontally across the top and bottom of the box, then use extra for the base to provide additional security during handling and storage.

Lastly, ensure you label both sides of every box or package you're storing with your name and job number as this will help the process run as smoothly as possible.