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Researcher Development

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Introducing Inkpath

We are delighted to introduce Inkpath, your one-stop-shop for managing your own professional development as a researcher. In addition to letting you browse and book development opportunities, Inkpath has an integrated Skills Analysis Survey, lets you explore how much time you've dedicated to different skills and set goals, allows you to add your own activities such as conference attendance or teaching experience, and provides the ability to upload notes on the courses you attend, either during or after the event - you can even upload documents, whether it's the slides or a certificate to show you passed.

From Michaelmas 2021, all of our workshops and online courses will be available to book on the Inkpath platform.

Not only will you be able to browse and find opportunities from the Researcher Development team, but also courses and programmes provided by many University-wide specialist teams, including the Language Centre, Careers Service, Public Engagement and more. Sign up to Inkpath (see below) or browse the calendar of activities.

Inkpath puts you in control of your own researcher development. You will have access to the platform throughout your career, even once you leave Cambridge.


Signing up to Inkpath

You can get to Inkpath at

After a few introductory slides you will be taken to a login screen. Select the 'Sign up' tab and then select 'University of Cambridge' from the Institution drop-down list (near the bottom!). You'll be redirected a single-sign-on page where you can view the terms of use and privacy policy. Accept these and you will be redirected to a Raven login screen.

Note: you can only sign up to Inkpath once you have your Raven login.

Once you have signed up you will be asked to fill in a series of demographics questions; these help us to understand who we are reaching in the University population and are not visible to Cambridge administrators on a person-by-person basis.

For more information please take a look through our frequently-asked questions page.