UCL News


New postal mail services available at UCL

10 August 2011


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The UCL Mail Services team has now added bespoke bulk mailing services and a recorded internal delivery service to its mailing services.

Steve Shine, UCL Mail Services Manager, explained: "We are able to use our expertise and experience of the current mail market to employ the best possible rates and save UCL departments significant amounts of money. Since January 2011 we have made savings of over £80,000 for various departments."

UCL Mail Services is equipped to handle any size of size bulk mailing and can provide some bespoke services such as an internal special delivery round for particularly sensitive items of post around UCL's campuses and laboratories that require signature on delivery.

They also collect, process and deliver urgent medical samples daily to UCL Medical Units. Keith Miller (UCL Pathology) said: "We regularly have cancer patient cases sent to us at UCL-Advanced Diagnostics via the Royal Mail. Steve Shine and his team provide an excellent and vital service by ensuring these packages reach us directly as a matter of priority. This speeds up the process enormously, meaning we can perform the necessary tests and dispatch the same day."

UCL Mail Services in numbers:

  • 11 postal delivery staff
  • 250 delivery points across UCL receive a delivery twice a day
  • 4 million items of post are handled annually
  • Over 300,000 international items mailed out each year
  • 10,000 special deliveries are delivered each year before midday
  • 15,000 international and 32,000 UK Prospectuses mailed out annually
  • 5 years without the loss of a special delivery item

For more information about how UCL Mail Services can be of service to your department, please contact Steve Shine at s.shine@ucl.ac.uk

Image: The UCL post room team