Student Partners

At Tembusu College, we believe in forging a vibrant learning community that embraces diversity in interests and passions. There are several key student partners which work closely with the college fellowship.

College Students' Committee

The College Students' Committee as one the key student partners makes it its mission to actively engage Tembusians, championing opportunities to explore, grow and shine in their respective areas of interests and passions while forging memorable experiences that make Tembusians proud of their College. The current College Students' Committee can be found here.

The College Students' Committee serves the mission of:

  1. Engaging Tembusians and coordinating their interests.
  2. Providing centralised support for student life and student activities.
  3. Officially representing Tembusians.
  4. Promoting a conducive living environment.
  5. Encouraging a vibrant learning community.
  6. Facilitating the creation of memorable experiences.

Tembusu Ambassadors

The Tembusu Ambassadors are a group of students who represent our College to promote and showcase our college to prospective students and parents during outreach events, such as at various JCs/polys, during NUS Open Day or Admissions interviews. On special occasions, Tembusu Ambassadors also suit up to host local and foreign Ambassadors and diplomats when they visit Tembusu College or UTown!

Tembusu Ambassadors aim to:

  1. Connect with prospective students
  2. Welcome visitors and distinguished guests
  3. Conduct campus tours around Tembusu College
  4. Assist in managing college events (e.g. Tembusu Forums)
  5. Promote residential college education

Education Working Group

The Education Working Group (EWG) is a small team of passionate Tembusians working closely with the Director of Studies. It endeavours to be the bridge between students and fellows in relation to the academic aspects of the college experience. The EWG aims to keep students informed about the various seminar modules on offer and about the ideas behind the academic programme. It also seeks to promote interaction between fellows and students on how the design and teaching of modules can best support students’ learning. The group acts as a partner to the fellows and the module allocation team in Tembusu, through the sharing and implementation of constructive ideas.

 

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.