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Almost every week, members of Tembusu College are invited to meet and chat with guests - both local and international - through a variety of hosted events. There is a huge diversity of backgrounds amongst our visitors, who range from politicians to diplomats, artists, writers, poets, and academics. Select an event category on the left to find out more.
Our events and members of our community are also frequently featured by the Press and Media. Visit the Newsroom to read the reports.
Tembusu College’s motto The Home of Possibilities, means we value the development of each individual according to her or his own path through life. At the same time we are a learning community, which seeks to give students an intense experience in a nurturing environment. The college administers (and awards certificates for) the prestigious University Town College Programme (UTCP), which augments students’ regular degree programmes by emphasising breadth, critical thinking, and exposure to inter-disciplinary thinking. Our curriculum includes both seminars and out-of-classroom learning experiences.
The college is not themed. Diversity is an important part of our ethos, and we offer learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of interests. We do, however, have particular areas of strength, which are reflected in the backgrounds of our faculty.
A home away from home, the Tembusu College community is 21 storeys of collegiate spirit known for its friendly and welcoming culture.
Wake up or wind down through casual conversations with your Fellows and peers over meals at the Dining Hall. Sweat it out over sports at the Multi Purpose Hall. Huddle with like-minded individuals at one of the many Student-run Interest Groups & Student-Initiated Projects or start your own. Let loose or let your creativity flow in the well furnished Student Spaces. Be our Student Partners and contribute to the College community.
Need career advice? Stressed? Need help on personal issues? Or simply want catch up with friendly members of our Residential Team? We're here for you.
Tembusu College is much more than a home; it's a Home of Possibilities.
Tembusu Reading Pods
August 22, 2014
This semester Tembusu College organizes five Reading Pods in which you are invited to read one work of literature together with a Tembusu Fellow in a small group. Tembusu College fosters an atmosphere of individual and collective reading, and the Reading Pods are a great way to get to know your fellow students, Fellows, and most of all an original work of literature. The Reading Pods will meet every fortnight, at a time and place that is convenient to all participants. They will likely start in week 5 (second week of September), depending on the delivery time of the different books. More details will be sent to participants nearer the date.
Students from all four years can sign up for one of the following five Reading Pods at the Tembusu College Office by 1 Sep 2014. Be fast, because each Pod has a maximum of five participants. Each participant will pay $10 (cash only) for the book to the respective facilitator at the first reading pod.
Aeschylus: Oresteia (Facilitated by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei)
Arthur Rimbaud: A Season in Hell and A Drunken Boat (Facilitated by Adam Staley Groves)
Mary Shelley: Frankenstein (Facilitated by Connor Graham)
Mitch Albom: The Timekeeper (Facilitated by Lina Lim)
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World (Facilitated by Shamraz Anver)