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Share your thoughts on NZ’s tax system to win

The Treasury invites you to share your thoughts on the future of our tax system. Answer one of the three questions below for your chance to win up to $2,000

  1. How can tikanga Māori help ensure the tax system reflects what’s important to New Zealanders?  
  2. What is the most pressing intergenerational challenge facing our tax system?
  3. How should the tax system promote the right balance between supporting the productive economy and the speculative economy?

You can present your thoughts in the form of:

  • an essay of up to 2,000 words (excluding references)
  • a video presentation of up to 5 minutes, or
  • an A3 poster.

You don’t need to be a tax specialist to have a say. All New Zealanders are affected by our tax system; we believe that you have valuable ideas to share on how we could improve it.

Authors of the top five submissions will be awarded study grants of up to $2,000 and be flown to Wellington to present their ideas to a Treasury audience.

Submissions are due before 11.59pm on Sunday 15 July. Finals day will be held on Friday 7 September.

If you need inspiration before getting started, check out the Tax Working Group website.

For more information on the challenge, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the webpage> 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Mid-year examination results

Final results for the mid-year exams held 11 -23 June will be available online on Friday 6 July from 7.00pm.

Students can access their results by logging in to myUC and selecting the link ‘Internal Transcript and Results’. This is a period of high activity for myUC, so you may experience a slower than usual performance. If a final grade does not appear on your transcript, please contact the department concerned during normal business hours (9.00am – 5.00pm).

Some Education courses run to a different schedule, so any remaining Semester One results will be released as soon as they are available.

If you need information about results and appeals, you can find more on the Results and Appeals webpage.

Special Consideration
Special consideration for assessment is intended for students who have covered the work of a course but have been prevented from demonstrating their knowledge or skills at the time of the assessment due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Before submitting an application, it’s important you familiarise yourself with the process and application requirements. 

All applications should be submitted online at within five working days of the assessment due date. Applications can be submitted here>

It is recommended that you also contact your course co-ordinator(s) as soon as possible and let them know your circumstances.

If your application is based on medical grounds, you must have a medical certificate from a registered medical professional. Make sure you see your medical practitioner within a reasonable time frame for them to be able to make a diagnosis. During your appointment, be sure to provide them with enough information about the timing of your assessments so they can give you what you need to apply for special consideration.

For more information visit the webpage. If you can’t find the information you need, email

UCount – it’s not too late to have your say

It’s not too late to be a UC change maker! The UCount survey closes this Friday 8 June. The results of the UCount survey provide information which helps bring about positive change to the student experience at UC.

On Friday 11 May and Monday 14 May second and third-year students were emailed an invitation to tell the University what counts to them. Your say can make a real difference..

Services from UCSA such as the comprehensive dental programme, additional break-out areas and heat-and-eat areas are all examples of change which happened as a result of previous student feedback.

And – there are prizes.  

Complete the survey and go into the draw to win one of 10x $50 UBS book vouchers.

Don’t wait – give us feedback now. Winners will be contacted around the end of semester break!

Note: Your responses will remain strictly confidential to those processing the data.
If you have any enquiries or wish to speak with the researcher, please contact

How do I start? To participate now in the survey go to one of the emailsl with the heading  and click on the link to the survey.

 “UC wants to hear how things are going for you?” (Delivered  4 pm Friday 11 May))

 “$50 UBS vouchers to give away”  (Delivered 6pm Monday 14 May)