Are you a student, moving away?

It’s become very common for students to study abroad as part of their degree, undergraduate or postgraduates alike. Perhaps you’ve landed an internship, or placement abroad for the summer or maybe you’re moving home. Wherever you’ll be spending your summer you’ll need to take some personal belongings with you.

Pharos Parcel has the perfect low-cost parcel service for students. Simply pack your belongings into boxes and have our couriers collect them from your door - no carrying involved! Alternatively, you can take your boxes to one of our 33,000 drop-off points throughout the UK.

If you’re unsure about posting your belongings, or perhaps you’re considering carrying them with you or checking them in at the airport. Here are a few reasons why our Student Parcel Service really is the easiest, safest and cheapest option…

  • Cheap, fast and reliable!
  • Collection and drop-off service
  • Contents cover up to £60, included as standard
  • With enhanced cover options available, for further peace of mind
  • Send up to 30kg per parcel
  • Discounts available for multiple parcels

Student preparing parcel shipment


How do I pack my items for safe delivery?

We have over 10 years of experience helping students send their stuff all over the world, safely and securely. Over the years, we’ve learned a thing or two about sending parcels.

  • Always use new cardboard boxes.
  • Double walled boxes are best for heavier items.
  • Use at least 6cm of cushioning around your items to protect them.
  • Use brown parcel tape to seal your boxes and... make sure to use plenty.
  • Print and secure your labels so that all details are visible and any barcodes can be scanned easily.

More information on how to pack a parcel for safe delivery


Do you offer a Student Discount?

Every Pharos Parcel customer benefits from our discounted prices. That being said, if you’re sending more than 1 parcel to the same address, a discount is applied to any additional parcels.

Sending more than 12 parcels?

Get in touch, we can offer further discounts!


The Pharos Parcel Promise...

We have over 10 years of experience with UK & International Shipping Services for Students this has elevated us to a preferred status with our hand-selected couriers. This comes with many benefits to our customers including:

  • Enhanced customer service
  • Cheap prices for sending parcels
  • Access to priority help-desks with UPS, DPD & DHL

We can also offer advice and expertise on packaging, labelling and choosing the right service to meet your needs.


I have something valuable to send, can I protect it?

We offer £60 contents cover as standard with every order. We know that sometimes you want that extra peace of mind - when you book your parcel delivery, you have the option of enhanced protection, to cover the entire value of your parcel - especially helpful for those more precious items.


Still Unsure?

Our team are always on hand and happy to assist or answer any questions you may have. You can send us an email - or pop up on live chat.

We help you with packing advice, choosing the right service for your needs, build you a custom quote & much, much more!