A collection of useful files, information, documents and links that are hard to find elsewhere.

Swansea University vector graphics

The default University fonts are Futura and Cosmos. The brand guidelines (linked below) specify Cosmos for titles and headings, and Futura for body text, though this is often interchanged (e.g, see the main University website), or Cosmos is used for all purposes. The logo colour is Pantone 662 / RGB 36, 47, 96 (#242F60) / CMYK 100, 90, 32, 20. For logo placement and colour advice, see the brand asset guidelines, logo refresh notes, editorial guidelines and marketing toolkit (login required).

Swansea University forms and documents

  • Purchasing:
    • After October 2018, all new Computer Science purchasing requests should be made using ABW
    • Old College of Science order request form (now for special cases only): PDF | XLSX | Numbers
  • Travel:
    • Request for approval to travel overseas: PDF | DOCX
    • International travel risk assessment form: PDF | DOCX and documentation
    • Application for leave of absence: PDF | DOC
    • Travel cover summary (2018-2019): PDF
  • Expenses:
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Selected tools, tips, links and resources

Note: some of these may require a login, and/or only be accessible while on campus.

  • Knowledge Exchange Forum guide – tips and tricks, and a key to systems and processes, primarily aimed at newer members of Computational Foundry staff (come see me first if you'd like access)
  • Canvas Helpers – Various Python scripts to simplify and speed up common repetitive Canvas tasks such as bulk import and export of assignment comments and attachments, and downloading bulk results from "New Quizzes" (as above, get in touch if you'd like access)
  • Swansea University services:
  • External services and links:
  • Uncommon but useful Mac shortcuts:
    • Keynote – Switch the primary and presenter displays: X (more shortcuts listed in Apple's support article)
    • MacOS:
      • Toggle display mirroring: Cmd + F1 (i.e., ⌘ + )
      • Smaller steps for brightness and volume adjustment: ⌥ + ⇧ + [button]
      • Open display preferences: ⌥ + F1
      • Click or interact with a window without bringing it into focus: ⌘ + click
  • LaTeX things I repeatedly have to look up:
    • Multiple footnotes on the same line, linked as normal:
      • In the footnote: \footnote{\label{foot:reference}\url{https://link-1.test}; \textsuperscript{\stepcounter{footnote}\arabic{footnote}}\url{https://link-2.test}}
      • In the body: \hyperref[foot:reference]{\textsuperscript{\arabic{footnote}}}
    • Shortcut for custom table font sizes:
      • In the table header: \newcommand{\tablefont}[1]{\fontsize{size}{size}\selectfont #1}
      • To use: \tablefont