UC Business and Law Essay Competition

 The UC Business and Law Essay Competition is open to all secondary students in New Zealand including home educators. Details of the competition are below.

Good afternoon,

The College of Business and Law invites your students to enter our 2014 UC Business and Law Essay Competition.

It’s election year so the essay topics are based on examining political parties’ policies on issues affecting the economy, employment, taxation and the justice system.

There are some great cash prizes for your students and your school. Each category will have three placement prizes.

·        1st Prize: $400 for your student and $150 for your school

·        2nd Prize: $200 for your student and $150 for your school

·        3rd Prize: $150 for your student and $150 for your school

What do students need to do?
Write a 600-word essay on any of the following topics.

Category Topic
Economy Some political parties are advocating the use of tools to manage the value of the New Zealand dollar in the belief it is over-valued.  Discuss the value of the $NZ and the impact of the use of tools to control its value.


Employment Compare and contrast the employment policies of the two main political parties (National and Labour) and discuss their impact on young job seekers.


Law and Justice Compare and contrast the justice policy of two or more political parties and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.


Taxation Some political parties are advocating the introduction of a capital gain tax.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this type of taxation.


Then go online to enter at:


Encourage your students to start watching the election news, reading up about political parties’ propositions, and discussing the issues in class and at school. Most importantly, tell them to start writing and enter!

Kind regards,

Andrea and Fiona

Andrea Chin

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
School of Business and Economics | College of Business & Law

University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha


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Information on getting an exemptionhttps://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: https://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

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Beneficiaries: https://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/