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Resources for current students

A number of resources are available to current students at The Institute of Cancer Research.

Journals catalogue

Full-text access to academic publications.
Access the Journals Catalogue

Perspectives in Oncology

An e-learning website providing ICR students with the fundamentals of cancer science and an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of cancer research and treatment.
Access Perspectives in Oncology


A guide to the transferable skills needed in order to undertake a research degree.
Access the Skills website


An online progression management tool for all research degree students.
Access iProgress

Virtual learning environment

Canvas is the platform used by taught-course students to access lecture materials and assignments.
Access Canvas

MSc online marks

Online access to exam board results.
Access MSc online marks

Learning and Development

Information, advice and access to training and development courses.
Access Learning and Development

Library Theses Office

Information for students and supervisors on doctoral thesis submission.
Find out more about the Library Theses Office information (PDF)

Student Training Tracker

A tool allowing research students to track their training in professional development and transferable skills.
Access the Student Training Tracker

Nexus resources

A comprehensive set of information for both taught and research students. Only available to current ICR students.
Access Nexus resources for students


The University of London runs Student Central, a service for students of all University of London colleges which includes membership of Energybase – a health and fitness club based in Malet Street, London WC1E, as well as access to a number of other sports and societies and discounts from University of London partners.

For more information, please visit the Student Central website.

For details of the ICR’s own recreational facilities, please visit Our sites page.

Chapel and Prayer Rooms

The Royal Marsden has a chapel and prayer room at each site, which you are free to use for worship or private reflection — whether you follow a particular religion or not.

PhD studentships

Applications for PhD studentships are now open. We’re searching for the brightest minds in cancer research. The next deadline for applications is 27 September.

ICR values

Our values – developed together as an organisation – make it clear how each and every one of us work to meet our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.