Property prizes

Learn about the range of prizes on offer for our highest-achieving Property students.

Annual prize

Code: P811
Value: A $50 book token and inscribed bookplate.
Eligibility: Awarded to the best undergraduate student in a department or subject.
Description: Annual prizes are awarded to top students in each subject. They are funded by the University and administered by faculties and the Scholarships Office. They are noted on students’ academic transcripts. More information is available from the central University website: Scholarships and awards.

Regulations:

  • A student can only be awarded the annual prize once in any particular department or subject.

Equinox Capital Property Project Prize

Code: P179
Value: $1,000
Eligibility: This prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the highest mark in the PROPERTY 371 Property Project.
Description: The Equinox Capital Property Project Prize was established in 2008 by the Equinox Group.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • In the event of a tie, the Head of the Department of Property shall determine, in consultation with Equinox Group, if the prize may be shared.
  • The University of Auckland Council has the power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

FER Noble Memorial Prize

Code: P677
Value: $500
Eligibility: The prize shall be awarded to the student who, in the year of the award, completes the degree of Bachelor of Property with the best record in PROPERTY 311 and PROPERTY 351.
Description: This prize was established in 1982 in recognition of the services of the late F E R Noble to the profession of valuation.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

Gerald Brown Memorial Prize

Code: P871
Value: $1,000
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded annually to the student who, having completed a Bachelor of Property or BProp conjoint, enters postgraduate study in the Department of Property with the highest GPA from their level three BProp courses. (If there is no applicant, the Head of the Department of Property has the authority to present the award to any postgraduate student in Property to assist with their study.)
Description: The prize was established in 2004 by a donation of funds raised from the Department of Property’s Annual Graduation Dinner. Dr Gerald Brown was an internationally renowned property academic who specialised in the area of property finance. He was the author of two books commonly used in the teaching of property finance and a mentor of many academics and students. Dr Brown was Head of Department and Professor of the Department of Property at the University of Auckland, 1991-1994.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

Lesley Allison Memorial Prize

Code: P872
Value: $1,000
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded annually to the student who achieved the highest grades in the construction course, PROPERTY 141.
Description: The prize was established in 2004. It is financed from the $20,000 donation by Jeanette and David Allison to commemorate the life of their daughter Ann Lesley Allison, who graduated Bachelor of Property at the University of Auckland in 2004.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

Property Institute of New Zealand Student of the Year

Code: P828
Value: $500
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded annually to a member of the Property Institute of New Zealand who is a full-time graduating student and has achieved the best overall grades in the Bachelor of Property degree.
Description: The prize was established in 2001 by the Property Institute of New Zealand.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Prize

Code: P762
Value: $500
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded to the student who, in the year of the award, completes the degree of Bachelor of Property with the best record in the course PROPERTY 321.
Description: The prize was established in 1983 by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand to encourage the study of urban land economics.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Prize

Code: P870
Value: AU$300
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded annually to the student who achieved the highest grades in Advanced Property Management, PROPERTY 331.
Description: The prize was established in 2004 and is financed by funds that have been donated by RICS Oceania.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

Senior prizes and scholarships

Code: 254/P805
Description: Senior prizes and senior scholarships are awarded to top students in each department or subject. They are funded by the University and administered by faculties and the Scholarships Office. They are noted on students’ academic transcripts. More information is available from the central University website: Scholarships and awards

Senior prizes

Value: $50
Eligibility: Awarded to undergraduate students in Stage II/Part II or above, who have attained at least an A- average in a department or subject.

Regulations:

  • Number awarded determined by faculty funding (approximately the top 10% of students).
  • No candidate may receive both a senior scholarship and senior prize in the same subject in the same year and no candidate may receive a Senior Scholarship or Senior Prize in the same subject more than once.

Senior scholarships

Value: $250
Eligibility: Awarded to the best student in a department or subject in the final year of the undergraduate degree (ie, Stage III or Part IV of a four year degree). The scholarship is designed to encourage the top completing student to return to graduate study. The student must have attained at least an A- average in their major.

Regulations:

  • No candidate may receive both a senior scholarship and senior prize in the same subject in the same year, and no candidate may receive a Senior Scholarship or Senior Prize in the same subject more than once.

Squire Speedy Prize in Property

Code: P780
Value: $400
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded annually by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Dean of Architecture, Property and Planning for the most meritorious work in PROPERTY 211 and PROPERTY 261 in the Bachelor of Property degree.
Description: This prize was established by the Council of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers in 1985 to mark its recognition and appreciation of the contribution made by Squire L Speedy to teaching and published works in this area.

Regulations:

  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.

WKS Christiansen Prize

Code: P885
Value: $500
Eligibility: The prize will be awarded annually to the student who achieved the highest grade in the Introduction to Property course, PROPERTY 102.
Description: The prize was established in 2005 and is financed by the Auckland Society Property Chapter.

Regulations:

  • The prize will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Property.
  • The prize will not be awarded in a particular year if there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
  • The University of Auckland Council will have power to amend or vary these regulations provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the prize.