Getting Inkpath on your device
You can download Inkpath on your smartphone, or, if you prefer, you can access it using any web browser on your device. It’s easy, just download it from your app store, or go to the Inkpath Web App.
Signing up to the Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme for the first time
- Access Inkpath using the mobile app (from the app store) or on the web (inkpath.co.uk)
- Click on Sign up (unless you already have a University of Oxford Inkpath account)
- Click on ‘Choose Your Organisation’ à Choose ‘University of Oxford’
- Provide your University of Oxford email address. This is a requirement to sign up with the Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme.
- You cannot currently use the “Single-Sign-On” option at the University of Oxford.
How do I enter the Engaging with Entrepreneurship competition?
Want to enter a draw to win an Enterprising Oxford hoodie?
For the Google Play or Apple Store:
All you need to do is sign up for the Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme using Google Play or the Apple Store, find the Oxford University Fresher’s Fair on the activity catalogue and scan the QR code below.
For the Web App:
You can also enter the competition through the Inkpath web app. Sign up for the programme, find the Fresher’s Fair, press record attendance and enter the following unique code: 1633508184.
Building your Engaging with Entrepreneurship profile
When you log in for the first time, you will need to fill in some basic information about yourself:
- Tell us about your programme, department or area of the University of Oxford, and when you started at the University of Oxford. For students, add the start year of your degree programme. For staff, add the start year of your employment contract with the university.
- Click on ‘My Affiliations’ (you may need to scroll down) -> ‘Add an Affiliation’ and -> Choose ‘IDEA Programme’ in the ‘Organisation’.
- You will be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire. This questionnaire is optional and includes questions relating to ‘special category’ or sensitive data on ethnicity, gender identity, and disability. Ahead of the launch in later September, users will be able to access IDEA’s Privacy Notice to find out why we are collecting this data.
- You will also be asked to complete a skills questionnaire. This questionnaire assesses your interest and experience in key skills areas, including creativity, motivation and perseverance, mobilising resources and planning and management. This questionnaire will help you assess your competencies in different skill areas ahead of signing up with the Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme. You will be able to revisit your answers from the skills questionnaire to assess your progress and development in key skill areas that are important for employability and entrepreneurship.
If you want to check or update your information at any point, click on the three dots in the navigation bar, and follow to Settings option.
You can access My Activities screen at any time, by using the pencil shortcut in the navigation toolbar in your app. Get comfortable with finding it: you will be spending a lot of time in this section.
- You can find activities added by the IDEA Programme, including activities within and outside the University of Oxford.
- You can create activity outside of the already existing ones, including entrepreneurial experience, training or competitions.
- You can also export your activities into csv file. You may find it useful especially if you are about to write a report on your activities, update your CV, or just want to look at your profile in one place.
Accessing IDEA activities on Inkpath
- At a subset of specific events within the IDEA Programme an Inkpath QR code will be displayed during the event. You can use the green button near the bottom of your screen to scan the QR code, or enter the numeric code, shown by event providers. This will record and verify your attendance in one click. If the event requires verification through a QR code, this will be highlighted in the yellow ‘Important Information’ section in each activity.
- Please note that attendance is only verified on Inkpath if you scan the QR code in this way (mobile app) or use the numeric code (web app) to mark the activity complete. However if the QR code is not shown or you do not have the QR reference, you can return to an activity and press “Mark as Complete” to record your attendance manually.
Once you find an activity, what are your options?
Once you find an activity, depending on whether the course is booked via Inkpath, you can see the following options:
- Add your activity: if you wish to “follow” this activity, but do not want to book a place. Think of it as your favourites list!
- Book your activity: if the registration is managed by Inkpath
- Join the waiting list: if the course is full
- Cancel your place: if you have an active booking.
- Go to an external booking page: for activities managed locally (for example, Careers Service at the University of Oxford).
What else can you do on the My Activities screen?
You can find your upcoming, past and completed activities on My Activities screen easily by using filtering option provided in that section. Once you find your activity, you will have more options available to you, like:
- Remove it from your profile if you no longer are interested.
- Check the details of your activity (time, date, location, website and short description).
- View the activity website – this can offer more details, or external booking link.
- Make notes for your own record, which will be kept in your profile and exported together with the details of your activity.
- Mark your activity as complete (if you don’t need to scan a QR code).
You can access this section of the app by clicking on the silhouette icon, located on the left-side of your navigation bar. This is where you can review and plan your development. The skills you will see here are based on the Employability Skills Framework, developed by the University of Oxford Careers Service, and the Entrecomp: European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework which focuses on skills that people need to be entrepreneurial and create financial, cultural or social value for others.
To focus on development against these skills you may need to choose “Filter Skills” and change Organisation from “University of Oxford” to “Oxford: IDEA Programme”
All activities in the Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme are mapped to both frameworks, to help you track your skills progress. Here you can:
- Check how much time you’ve logged in each of the skills areas.
- Find activities mapped to the skill you wish to develop.
This section can be accessed by clicking on the target icon in your navigation bar. This is where you can:
- See, review and join goals set up by the IDEA Programme under four distinct levels: Inquiring Level, Developing Level, Experimenting Level, Accelerating Level.
- Or, you can set up your own personal goals, populated by activities provided by the IDEA Programme, your own activities, or a mixture of both. You may for instance wish to develop your pitching skills, and as part of your goal, you could add a couple of pitch slide deck to your target. Each time you complete your activity, your progress toward achieving the goal will be updated.