EPIC for students
Could you help a small business in Cornwall to launch a product or service that could improve the quality of life for others? 
EPIC has set up a scheme for work-based internships, open to the University of Plymouth students from all disciplines. 

The scheme works with eHealth companies in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to identify projects where you can use the skills you have learned so far in your course to support their existing workforce – and get paid for it too! 

Each internship is bespoke, and current opportunities can be viewed via mycareers. The University ensures that you are insured, treated fairly and working towards the brief set by the business. 

Our team will assist with handling your application and be involved in the interview process too. Depending on the project that the business sets for you, you could be typically employed between one and six months, either remotely or within existing business facilities. 

Contact us to discuss taking your first step to using your degree in the working world.

Use your skills to set up your own business

Use your skills and education to develop into your very own eHealth business, with the support of our team. Email to book your diagnostic session with our engagement team epic@plymouth.ac.uk and find out more about the business-focused support which we can tailor to your needs.

EPIC for business

What do we mean by 'eHealth'?

eHealth is anything technological that can help with health and wellbeing, improve quality of life, help people to manage their long term conditions, and make life a little easier. eHealth is often called Health Tech too. 

Types of this technology include apps for mobile phones and tablets, programs such as Skype and FaceTime, or Virtual Reality simulations, but also encompasses sensors and wearable devices, humanoid robots such as Pepper, voice-controlled speakers, or even companion pets such as Paro the ‘comfort’ seal for people with dementia. 

Find out more about eHealth technology and its uses.

Learning more about eHealth

At EPIC we are passionate about empowering future health and social care professionals to become eProfessionals; having knowledge of and embracing digital tools that could help within their work and with the people that they care for.

We are linked with the University’s school of nursing and midwifery, in the digital professionalism stream and can offer students the opportunity to volunteer at EPIC events in order to learn more about health technology. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest opportunities.  

From January 2021, we will be able to welcome groups to book into our EPICentre to interact with eHealth technologies and learn more about their uses.

Centre for Health Technology

Bringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.

Find out more about the Centre for Health Technology