University Mail Service to merge with College Messengers

University Mail Services

Five College Messenger staff are moving to Wellington Square, and the teams will formally join forces from 1 August. There should be no change to the service for University departments, except that the merger will create a better, more transparent and more cost-effective service working across the collegiate University.

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.