University Mail Service merges with Colleges' Messenger Service
The central University Mail Service, part of the Facilities Management team within Estates Services, is merging with the Colleges’ Messenger Service
Five college Messenger staff are moving to Wellington Square, with the teams formally joining forces from 1 August 2019.
The merger will create a better, more transparent and more cost-effective service working across the collegiate University. There should be little or no change to the service, apart from the possibility of slight changes to collection and delivery times.
Colleges now have the option to use the central mail room to process their outbound mail and cut costs through centralised franking; if all of the colleges take full advantage, the total expected savings will be around £500,000 a year.
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 the Environmental Sustainability team.