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Top Prize for Study Skills Book


Thursday 18 January 2007


The Institute of Cancer Research has received a prestigious award for its book Study Skills: A Student Survival Guide. The book received a platinum award, the highest accolade, at the MarCom Creative Awards held at the end of last year. This international competition, one of the largest of its kind in the world, recognises outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals.


Study Skills is a guide for research students, covering key transferable skills for postgraduate science-based courses. Each chapter has been written by authors from The Institute, and it is edited by The Institute’s Interactive Education Unit (IEU).


The MarCom Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals in the United States. The competition received over 5,000 entries, ranging from individual freelancers to media conglomerates, with the platinum award presented to those judged to be the most outstanding in terms of quality, creativity and excellence.


Catherine Dunbar, manager of the IEU, said: “We are delighted that the Study Skills book has been awarded this prize. The fact that it has gained the highest level of achievement is testament to the excellent standard of writing and hard work put in by the authors and the editor.”


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For further information please contact:

Sushila Snell

The Institute of Cancer Research

0207 153 5380

[email protected]


If you would like to obtain a review copy of the Study Skills book please contact:

Catherine Dunbar

Manager of the IEU

020 8722 4371 or 020 7153 5202

[email protected]


Notes to editors:

  • Study Skills: A Student Survival Guide retails at £16.99 and is available from John Wiley & Sons at or Amazon at
  • MarCom Creative Awards is an international organisation that consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals. For more information, please visit
  • The award-winning Interactive Education Unit (IEU) is part of The Institute’s Graduate School. The IEU promotes and disseminates the educational, research and clinical activities of The Institute, in order to improve the treatment, care and quality of life for people with cancer. Website at
  • The Institute of Cancer Research is Europe’s leading cancer research centre with expert scientists working on cutting edge research. It was founded in 1909 to carry out research into the causes of cancer and to develop new strategies for its prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Website at:
  • The Institute is a charity that relies on voluntary income. The Institute is one of the world’s most cost-effective major cancer research organisations with over 90p in every £ directly supporting research.
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