Answered By: Michael Cullen
Last Updated: May 08, 2023     Views: 42

Yes, unless the use of artificial Intelligence (AI) has been explicitly allowed in your assessment task, using AI to complete your assignment may be a form of contract cheating and is plagiarism under University policy.

However, it may be acceptable to use AI when asking questions as a starting point for how to approach an assessment task. Yet the information that AI provides is not always reliable, so it is important to do your own research and to 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 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.