Answered By: Michael Cullen
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2023     Views: 28

Yes, unless explicitly allowed or required, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to complete your assignment is a form of plagiarism and may also be a form of contract cheating under University policy. Like all sources used in your work you need to acknowledge the use of AI.

However, it may be acceptable to use AI when asking questions as a starting point for how to approach an assessment task. As the information that AI provides is not always reliable, it is important to do your own research and it is essential that you write up your assignment using your own words.

  • A key discovery tool for your research is the University Library’s FiNDit service - link attached - which will enable you to locate and evaluate academic information resources that you can then use and cite in your assessment tasks.
  • There are also useful Library Subject Guides that you can use to better focus your research, which shortlist relevant eResources: link attached.
  • You can also use the Library chat service or book an appointment with a librarian to discuss suitable research strategies and resources: link attached.