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Mandela Reception

Located in the Mandela Building behind The Venue, Mandela Reception offers many services. If you have a question but don’t know where to ask, head to Mandela Reception and they will point you in the right direction.


Opening hours:

9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday



01227 824200


The services available are:

Our Postal Service

Unfortunately, starting from the 6 March 2016, we are no longer offering this service.

Staff and Students may pay for and post personal mail and packages using a service operated from the University Estates Post Room between 12pm-2pm, Monday to Friday. The service is only able to accept cash and cannot issue Royal Mail certificates of posting.

Print Service

Unfortunately, starting from 6 March 2016, we are no longer offering this service to students. However, we will continue this service to societies.

Black/white A4 single-sided - 5p

Black/white A4 double-sided - 8p

Black/white A3 double-sided - 16p

Black/white A3 single sided - 10p

Colour A4 single sided - 25p

Colour A4 doubled-sided - 40p

Colour A3 single-sided - 40p

Colour A3 doubled-sided - 45p



Unfortunately starting from December 2015, we no longer offer this service to both students and societies.

The Print and Design Centre now offer this service. They are open Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Laminating for Societies

A4 - 50p

A3 - 75p


Buy your NUS Extra card

Get your NUS Extra card from Mandela Reception or online and start using the great discounts straight away!


Sign up to sports clubs and societies

Bring your student ID card and payment to Mandela Reception, and sign up to the groups and teams you want to be a part of. Check out which sports clubs, societies and volunteer groups you can join on our Activities pages.