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“The Skills Tracking App”

Management

Inkpath is about people performance as well as course performance. Our simple-to-use, powerful management interface allows you to get a comprehensive view of your students’ development. Manage courses, set SMART goals tied to real activities, track attendance and feedback, and run great reports: Inkpath is a complete solution for the 21st century university.

Smartphone App

Our smartphone app directs users to training and development opportunities relevant to their desired path, allowing them to track their progress, export it for a CV, share it with other online platforms, and get constant, data-driven feedback. And there’s much more to come...

What is Inkpath?

Inkpath is the first comprehensive, data-driven software platform to help its users plan and track their career development in a smart format, giving users a profile for life and placing their mobility at the core of its mission. Our smartphone app, management interface and database are designed for university students and staff, and you can read more about their features below.

Simple

Intuitive for users and easy to adopt across your institution

Scalable

Inkpath evolves intelligently with its users and their careers

Evolving

Works for individuals as brilliantly as it does for entire institutions

Cost-effective

Frees resources and time while exceeding funders’ requirements

Features

Showcase students’ and researchers’ skills, achievements and goals: automated individual- and cohort-level reports on development

Acts as a unified front end for your training provision; set goals to promote an inspiring and proactive student experience

User-driven, constantly-updated, longitudinal data, providing a bigger picture for REF and other assessment exercises, beyond just training courses

Instant course feedback and attendance monitoring: automates processes and frees resources

Find training opportunities relevant to you: recommends activities and training programmes personalised to your path

Keep automated, accurate records of your skills, hobbies and achievements to share with other platforms and social networks

A profile for life: take Inkpath from school to university to employment and beyond

Maximise your employability and make more informed choices about your future path

About Inkpath

Dr John Miles

John is Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Inkpath. John conceived and built the very first proof-of-concept prototype of Inkpath while at Oxford back in 2013 and has been developing the idea ever since. Before Inkpath, John was Training Officer for the Humanities Division at Oxford and a Research Associate at Wadham College. And before that he taught Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he was Caroline Spurgeon Research Fellow.

Jason Barlow

Jason is Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Inkpath. Jason first got involved with the company in 2015, and played a decisive role in propelling it on its path to spinning out of the University of Oxford. As CEO, he is the business mind driving the company and both he and John work closely on deciding Inkpath's future direction. Jason draws upon extensive business experience having worked in high level operational and customer facing roles in the media, technology, banking and professional services sectors both in the UK and overseas.

About Inkpath

Inkpath’s roots can be traced back to a balmy week in late July 2013, when John Miles, now our CTO, started his new job at the University of Oxford. John set his mind to a straightforward problem: how can we help students and researchers track their personal and professional development in an engaging, meaningful way, helping them towards exciting and fulfilling careers? A bit of coding later (OK, more than a bit), John had produced a working prototype of a skills tracker, which he piloted with students from Oxford’s Humanities faculties. Their feedback was so encouraging that John applied for funding to take the project further, gaining support from within and beyond Oxford to turn his dream of a mobile and intelligent 21st century solution into reality.

Inkpath is the result: after working with Oxford University Innovation and bringing on board a CEO, Jason Barlow, the company was formed and spun out of the University in July 2017. We are now at the start of an exciting journey; please get in touch using the form below if you would like to hear more!

Get in touch

We would love to come and visit your institution and show you everything Inkpath can do for you and your students. Please fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you right away.

Benefiting from Inkpath’s fantastic features requires an annual licence. If you’d like to get an estimate for the cost for your institution, please fill in the form below. All costing is done on a case-by-case basis to suit your institution.

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