We know that lots of you are probably working on your assessments and assignments right now so we just wanted to quickly remind you to take a look at our guidance on using artificial intelligence (AI) for academic purposes.

You can read the full guidance here but the main points to remember are:

➡️ Treat all AI with caution

➡️ AI can not be relied upon to provide accurate references for the material it generates

➡️ You can use AI to help you to prepare for an assignment, eg generating an essay plan to help you think through your assignment

➡️ Remember that AI can only take your word prompts literally, so “a water bottle with a sports cap” will create a bottle wearing a hat

➡️ You can use AI-generated images as sources of inspiration to encourage divergent thinking in creative work.

If you use an artificial intelligence tool to help you with any of your assignments, you must always declare that you have done so and explain how you have used the tool. You should do this at the start of your assignment and outline the prompts given to the tool.

If you have generated content that is submitted as part of an assignment using text-generating AI such as ChatGPT, this should be quoted/cited and referenced in the usual way as a website in the referencing style outlined on your assignment brief. In place of the ‘webpage’, you should reference the prompt you have used to generate the content. For example:

ChatGPT (2023, March 8). Outline 5 facts about the burial site of Richard III. https://chat.openai.com/chat

​Any AI images used in the development of creative work or included in documents should be referenced by citing what you did (the text prompt), the AI tool used to generate the image, and the date accessed.

If you’re unsure about how to declare use of AI in assessment, you should seek clarification from your module tutor(s) in the first instance or your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT). ​

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