Bestselling series Palgrave Study Skills re-brands as Macmillan Study Skills

New series identity, refreshed digital resources and new titles including resources to aid student wellbeing

For more than 15 years, the Study Skills series has provided texts and digital resources to support students in the transition to university and in developing the core academic skills required to succeed on their course and in future careers. The new brand identity reflects the evolution of the series over almost twenty years, since it first launched as Macmillan Study Guides in 1999, branding as Palgrave Study Skills in 2003. The re-design aims to be instantly recognisable with a bold, modern look and feel.

The series has recently expanded into the wellbeing space with two new titles in this area, including Mindfulness for Students by bestselling author Stella Cottrell, and an additional title to follow in 2019. Research commissioned by UniHealthi last year revealed that 82% of students suffer from stress and anxiety. It is hoped that this range of titles will help students to manage the ups and downs of university life, by providing practical steps to help prevent stress or anxiety having an impact on their academic success or enjoyment of the higher education experience.

Milan Wielinga, Managing Director of Macmillan International Higher Education comments “Over the past 20 years our study skills portfolio has achieved a strong reputation for producing top quality resources that genuinely help students. I’m really excited by this latest development and hope it’s the start of a brilliant new chapter in our study skills story.”

All new titles will be published under Macmillan Study Skills branding, and existing titles will be re-branded on re-print. Macmillan’s two digital study skills resources, skills4studycampus and Cite them right online will also benefit from updated logos and designs.

The comprehensive rebrand takes inspiration from the Macmillan Explorers, a new product line developed to offer curated etextbook resources to students, as well as Macmillan International’s new website (

About Macmillan International Higher Education

Macmillan International Higher Education is a high quality and forward thinking publisher of textbooks and learning resources for university level students. Our ambition is to develop relevant and impactful course content that serves the needs of educators and supports the success of today’s students. Publishing under many imprints across Social Sciences, STEM, Humanities, Business and Study Skills, including Red Globe Press (formally Palgrave), Springer and Macmillan Learning resources (including Bedford St Martin’s, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers outside North America and The Royal Shakespeare Company). Macmillan International Higher Education is a division of Macmillan Education and part of the Springer Nature Group, publishers of Nature and Scientific American. Find out more at:

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