You may be aware of the current debate around the use of Generative AI Large Language Model (LLM) tools such as ChatGPT in Higher Education and how these impact on assessments and academic integrity?

AI tools can be useful to support your learning, for example to help inspire ideas and find information quickly. However, if you are thinking about using them to help with an assignment, there are some important things to think about before you do.

The Skills Centre has produced a new video guide (in part created using AI software) which sets out nine key points and questions to consider to support you to use AI tools confidently and responsibly in your work.

Head of the Digital & Academic Skills team, Dave Busby, said:

With AI tools such as ChatGPT very much in the news headlines at the moment, we hope this video will help students to approach the tools with a critical mindset and carefully consider the pros and cons of their use. We plan to develop a series of short self-access resources to further develop students’ digital literacy with AI in the future.

If you are not sure about using AI tools for your academic work, please talk to your lecturer to check their expectations.

You can find information about the University's principles of academic integrity and further training resources on the Academic Integrity Training and Test webpages.