Tips for new starters

We know there's lots to take in when you start your new job at the University. On this page we've listed what we think you'll find useful in your first few weeks.


We have two of our own fonts. They are modified versions of a design by Sheffield company Stephenson & Blake Co. Typefounders, established in 1818.

We use these fonts as standard in Word documents, PDFs and other printed publications. If you can't see TUOS Stephenson and TUOS Blake in your computer's fonts list then you can download them from this website.


Download our fonts (internal access only)

About our fonts

Document templates

There are several templates that you can download to help you create presentations, reports, agendas, minutes and basic posters using our visual identity.


Template downloads

Editorial Style Guide

If you have to write anything at work – an email, a brochure, a web page or a poster – our Editorial Style Guide is for you. It includes advice on grammar as well as University style.

The guidelines are designed to help us communicate clearly, with our audiences and with each other.


Editorial Style Guide


Most department websites are updated through our Content Management System (CMS). If looking after your department website is part of your job then your department website co-ordinator will need to book you on a CMS training course before you can update it.


CMS support