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Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct


Students are permitted to make appropriate use of artificial intelligence tools to support their personal study, research and formative work. Where doing so, it is recommended that you discuss this with your supervisor or lecturer to understand how best to engage with these tools whilst still benefiting from the educational experience as intended.

A student using any unacknowledged content generated by artificial intelligence within a summative assessment as though it is their own work constitutes academic misconduct, unless explicitly stated otherwise in the assessment brief.

We encourage staff to clearly communicate their expectations to students and encourage use of available guidance where relevant and useful. If you have any concerns regarding the potential use of artificial intelligence, please discuss this with your supervisor or lecturer to ensure you have the most relevant and up to date information.

The University is continuing to develop guidance materials to support staff and students in the effective and appropriate use of Artificial Intelligence tools and Large Language Models: AI and Education guidance

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Artificial Intelligence or how to approach the use of it within teaching & learning, please contact the Blended Learning Service: 

Guidance for staff on 'How to investigate and sanction suspected academic misconduct' (Artificial Intelligence is covered on Page 4) can be found on the Student Complaints website.