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Latest posting dates for Christmas

Posted on 4 December 2023

If you're sending letters or parcels to family or friends over the festive season, check out the last posting dates for your mail to arrive before 25 December.

Royal mail recommended Christmas posting dates:

Recommended - post on or before dates

Postage type

Monday 18 December

2nd Class / 2nd Class signed for

Tuesday 19 December

1st Class / 1st Class signed for

Wednesday 20 December

Royal Mail Tracked 48

Thursday 21 December

Royal Mail Tracked 24

Friday 22 December

Special Delivery (guaranteed Saturday extra charge)

International services

Tuesday 5 December

Untracked Rest of World

Thursday 7 December

Untracked Europe and USA

Monday 11 December

International Tracked Rest of World

Wednesday 13 December

International Tracked Europe and USA

The University mailroom's will be open until:

  • Dalham Farm Mailroom (Campus West): 12pm (noon) on Friday 22 December 2023, and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 2 January 2024. 
  • Piazza Mailroom (Campus East) 1pm on Friday 22 December 2023, and will reopen at 8am to 12pm on Wednesday 27 December 2023.

Did you know?

University Mailroom's are open to both staff and students and can be used to post letters, packets and parcels at a discounted price. They work with Royal Mail and Parcelforce to bring you the best prices.