Our Postal Service
Delivery and sorting
Mail for the University of Leicester is collected by the Post Staff from the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Leicester at 7.30 Monday to Saturday. Mail is delivered to the University and is sorted and distributed from the Post Room. Many items for departments in off campus locations are delivered to the main site address and are sorted here for distribution together with internal mail. Mail directed specifically to departments with addresses at the School of Education, Greenwood Institute, Vaughan College, 22 – 28 Princess Road West and premises in the New Walk area, have the bulk of their mail delivered direct from Royal Mail.
There is no daily second delivery from the Royal Mail to the University at any of our locations.
We aim to sort the morning mail by the times listed below:
|Site||Weekday Sorting Completion||Saturday Sorting Completion|
|University of Leicester Main Campus||9:00||10:30|
|POB 138 (MSB)||9:15||9:15|
|POB 63 (RKCSB)||10:15||9:00|
Internal mail is delivered and collected as part of the distribution routine for incoming mail and outgoing mail. Main site locations have at least two delivery /collection cycles of internal mail each day and remote sites at least one per day. Please check with the postroom for the delivery and collection times for your building.
The University uses a number of service providers to send mail offering a range of competitive prices and transit times to suit all University needs. Mail is collected from our three main sites by these services at the times listed in the table below.
|Royal Mail||UK – Letters and Packets||
|International letters, Premium Services||17:15|
|Trackable items, Special Delivery, Recorded Delivery, International Recorded Delivery||17:15|
|Parcel Force||UK Packets and Parcels||15:30|
|DHL||UK and Worldwide||16:15|
These are consignments exceeding 50 items of identical post or 10 items of Special and Recorded delivery.
Prior notice of bulk mailing, 24 hrs minimum, should be given to the post room so that arrangements for collection if needed and their placement in the processing programme can be organised. High volume bulk mailings to UK addresses, above 250 items, should in addition be presented using Prepaid Postage impressions (PPI) printed or rubber stamped onto each envelope.
Bulk mailings for which we have not been given prior notice will be processed the following day.