Strong student response to Academic Integrity Awareness Week

A very successful inaugural University of Academic Integrity Awareness Week was held October 19 – 23.

Timed to support students in their preparation for the upcoming online exams and end of semester assessments, the week aligned with the European Week for Academic Integrity and included the International Day of Action on Contract Cheating on Wednesday October 21.  

Anna - Writing Centre

Anna Mullin from the Writing Centre

The pop up stall in Hub Central, featuring free donuts and manned by students and staff, engaged over 200 students. Our interactive “Is this OK?” game prompted many discussions about expectations for academic integrity and appropriate behaviours in assessments and exams.

Students not on campus were engaged via the University Instagram account.

Our AI Awareness Week story featuring student volunteer Anna Mullin from the Writing Centre who invited anonymous questions from students who were provided with quick personal responses. Over 5,000 students engaged with this campaign on Tuesday and Wednesday and a 1,000 followed links through to the University’s academic support services or pursued further academic integrity information.

The week prompted students to complete the AI Awareness Week Challenge to “take one hour for AI”, driving visits to the new student facing website and asking students to take a self-assessment quiz - which then directed them to choose one of three AI mini-modules to brush up their knowledge and skills.

Anna - Writing Centre 2

So far more than 30 students have enrolled into these new mini-modules which are built from separate modules of the Epigeum Academic Integrity course for students.

Further information is also available by contacting Rebeca Tooher, Director Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence.

Staff website – Academic Integrity

Student Website - Academic Integrity for Students

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