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Engaging critically with AI tools for your work

Information for students on how to engage critically with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools if you use these for your academic work.

Using AI tools

AI tools can be useful to support your learning. However, there are some important things to consider in order to use them confidently and responsibly in your work.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing rapidly and is fast becoming a feature of our day-to-day lives in the websites and software we use.

There is currently much debate about 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 video guide setting out nine key points and questions to consider to support you to use AI tools confidently and responsibly in your work.

Further support

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

Details of additional support and resources for students on using AI tools will be added to this page as they are developed.

The University's Code of Practice on Academic Integrity, Academic Integrity statement and procedures for dealing with Academic misconduct have been reviewed to include the use of generative AI tools. Students can find more support on the Academic Integrity Training and Test webpages.

The Library has updated the Referencing guide: Harvard Bath.

Separate guidance for staff on the use of Generative AI at the University is available on the Learning & Teaching Hub @Bath.

‘Using AI tools’ video

Watch the 'Using AI tools' video guide.