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UCL Christmas and New Year mail arrangements

3 December 2014

We would like to draw your attention to the last posting dates for Christmas mail.

Quad in snow

The latest dates that mail can be accepted into the Post Room for intended delivery to addressees prior to Christmas are:

International Airmail

Wednesday 3 December - Asia, Far East (inc. Japan) and New Zealand.

Thursday 4 December - Australia

Friday 5 December - South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East,

Monday 8 December - Cyprus, Greece and Eastern Europe.

Tuesday 9 December - Canada

Friday 12 December - USA and Western Europe

HM FORCES - BFPO parcels can be posted free of charge via the UCL Mail Service.

Friday 12 December - British Forces Post Office (Non - Operational or Static)

UK Mail

Thursday 18 December - Second Class

Friday 19 December - First Class

Monday 22 December - Special Deliveries

We would appreciate your co-operation in observing the deadlines set by Royal Mail and assist us by posting early for Christmas.

Closure dates

The UCL Mail Service will close at 15.00 on Tuesday 23rd December and re-open at 07.00 on Monday 5th January. There will be no access to the Post Room between these dates. The last collection of departmental post will take place between 12.00 and 13.30 on Tuesday 23rd December to ensure dispatch on the last working day.

Bulk mailings

The UCL Mail Service will accept bulk mailings up to and including Friday 19th December. After this date no bulk mailings will be accepted without prior consultation with the Mail Services Manager (Steve Shine ext. 41911, s.shine@ucl.ac.uk).

In common with previous years the Post Room expect a very substantial amount of additional mail in the pre-Christmas period as Departments clear their desks for the seasonal break, creating an increase in demand on the postal service.

Personal items

Let me please remind all staff that UCL's mail service is not to be used for personal mail and parcels. The Post Room will not frank or dispatch personal items and any suspected abuse of the service will be investigated.

Postroom Christmas card

This year the Postroom Christmas card will be supporting the Paul's House Charity which is based in Huntley Street. Donations can be made via;


May we take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Steve Shine, Mail Services Manager, UCL Estates