Estates and Campus Services

Royal Mail Services Information

Service Cost Weight Restriction Guaranteed Delivery Signature on Delivery  
1ST & 2ND CLASS Cost is dependant on size, weight and thickness of items. Please see www.royalmail.com for more information. NO NO Not a guaranteed delivery. Normally next working day.
RECORDED DELIVERY 1st or 2nd Class postage + RD Fee (currently 72p) As for 1st and 2nd Class NO YES This service travels with the normal mail. Can only be tracked after delivery is complete.
SPECIAL DELIVERY 1st Class postage + SD Fee. Check with Post Room for cost. NO YES
1pm
next working day (Saturday not included)
YES For UK items only. SD items travel separately from the ordinary mail.
INTERNATIONAL
SIGNED FOR
Dependant on destination and weight. Check with Post Room for cost. 2kg
for letters and small packets
NO YES – although it does not have to be the addressee Proof of delivery difficult to obtain. Can only be tracked until it leaves the UK.
AIRSURE Dependant on destination and weight. Check with Post Room for cost. Currently only 30 destinations worldwide.
As above NO As above Receives special treatment only until it leaves the UK. Delivery times dependant on country of destination.