Third Year Experience

The Third Year Experience brings a further dimension to the College’s moniker as “Home of Possibilities”. Students who have been selected to stay in the College for a third year will take part in a series of workshops designed to help them explore possibilities. The workshops cultivate self-awareness and deep skills for dealing with many different situations. In addition, students are encouraged to make the most of their extended stay by engaging in self-directed projects or activities they deeply care about. There may also be opportunities to read additional modules at the College or participate in an internship. Close interaction with other members of the College community creates an open and supportive environment where students can foster their autonomy and follow their passions.

Historically, the demand for places in the Third Year has been high, and the selection process is competitive. Therefore, it is advised that students applying for a Third Year should be prepared to apply for alternative accommodation while awaiting the results of the selection process. Students should apply the semester before the end of their two-year residency, regardless of whether they are going on exchange or not. More information on the selection process is available from the College intranet.

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.