1 August 2019

University Mail Service merging with Colleges’ Messenger Service

The central University Mail Service within Facilities Management has merged with the Colleges’ Messenger Service.

Five College Messenger staff have moved to Wellington Square, and the teams formally joined forces today. There should be no change to the service for University departments or colleges, except that the merger will create a better, more transparent and more cost-effective service working across the collegiate University. There may be slight changes to collection and delivery timings; the Saturday service for colleges ceased in March.

Colleges will now have the option to use the central mail room to process their outbound mail and cut costs through centralised franking; if all of them were to take full advantage, total expected savings would be around £500,000. The merger will also make it easier to pursue planned projects such as freight consolidation in response to the City Council’s planned Zero Emission Zone, working alongside Environmental Sustainability.