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

Swansea University vector graphics

The default font used for University logos and headers is Futura, with Cosmos for body text. The logo colour is Pantone 662 / RGB 36, 47, 96 (#242F60) / CMYK 100, 90, 32, 20. For logo placement and colour advice, see the logo refresh notes, brand asset guidelines, 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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Other 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)
  • ATP link cleaner – simple Chrome extension to filter O365 ATP links and prompt before navigating to them
  • 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: Alt + Shift + [button]
      • Open display preferences: Alt + F1
  • 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