Claire Thompson
June 1, 2022

easyStorage Scotland’s Support for Overseas Students

Being an overseas student is really exciting, and even more so in Scotland with its unique culture. easyStorage takes a look at what easyStorage Scotland is doing to make life easier for Scotland’s overseas students.

Being an overseas student is really exciting, and even more so in Scotland with its unique culture - or should we say cultures, from hugely varied cities to mountains, lakes and islands. The Scots are a straightforward bunch, with a great sense of humour for the most part.

Scotland has always been open and welcoming, recognising that foreign students have helped make Scotland the modern, dynamic nation it is today.

Happy university students outside their easyStorage van

International students (around two million of them, depending upon which figures you examine) make up almost a quarter of all students at Scottish institutions, bringing important social, cultural and economic benefits, increasing diversity, bringing new ideas and supporting local businesses and jobs.

Many choose to stay and those who move elsewhere with international careers inevitably become ambassadors for Scotland.

For students coming for the first time, easyStorage can make that journey just a little simpler.

Customer smiling with new home gift from easytorage Scotland

Many shipping companies will offer to bring belongings into the UK. Some store things automatically, some will want an immediate delivery address. Some charge extra for the service, others include storage in their service price until students arrive.

There is a further option: when you first arrive, easyStorage can take in your belongings until students are settled and ready to receive them.

Then, at the end of the academic year students are faced with choices if planning a trip home for the Scottish summer – to ask friends to store things in their homes with all of the inherent risks of loss or breakage; or find some professional storage space.

easyStorage Scotland has being going the extra mile to help students, but particularly international students, who inevitably have an extra layer of complexity when it comes to the holiday period.

International Edinburgh University student using easyStorage Scotland for her storage needs

Firstly, easyStorage offers ‘bus service’ pick ups at most Scottish Universities [link to blog]. And then there’s a door-to-door service where easyStorage comes and both collects and returns goods at students’ convenience. Overseas students often prefer the latter as they will often arrive well in advance of the start of term.

Moreover, easyStorage Scotland currently has a special student discount.

If you want to know more now, or would like a quote for storing your belongings over the summer, let the team know you’re a student when you call freephone 0333 016 4341. It’s a no obligation phone call, but we’re sure you’ll be impressed. Whether you're in Aberdeen, St Andrews, Glasgow, or Edinburgh, or indeed anywhere else in Scotland - easyStorage is here to help!

We also highly recommend following easyStorage Scotland and Tariq on LinkedIn , Facebook and TikTok for excellent entertainment value and information!

Claire Thompson

Claire joined the easyStorage family as a blogger in August 2020 and is loving it! Her passions include writing and learning, and with easyStorage she’s learning new things fast. When not tapping at a keyboard she can be found renovating an old cottage, despite having inherited a complete lack of DIY skills from her father. She has two children, now grown up, and a dopey, loving Vizler (dog), Chester, who steadfastly refuses to do the same. She claims he’s her soulmate!

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