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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.
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Tembusu College is much more than a home; it's a Home of Possibilities.
Eileen Feng, on being Miss Singapore International 2018
September 20, 2018
What started out as a fun way to kill time in summer became one of the most pivotal journeys I’ve embarked on: my on-a-whim decision to participate in this year’s edition of Miss Singapore Pageant International (our longest running local charity pageant that is the Singapore charter for international titles Miss International, Miss Supranational, and Miss Asia Pacific International, organised by the non-profit Singapore Womens' Association), with a close friend that I met in Tembusu, became (pardon the cliché) the journey of self-discovery I never knew I needed. Other than being afforded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Singapore on an international stage, competing and winning in a beauty pageant also made me question a lot of assumptions I had about my perceptions of beauty, my notion of purpose, and about myself.
I’m not going to extol beauty pageants, and it’s definitely not for everyone. What I do know is that pageantry isn’t big in Singapore, and for good reason. The way beauty pageants are organised perpetuates the idea that beauty and confidence should be reserved for those blessed with physical features that align with the conventional ideals of beauty, leaving little room for diversity and inclusion. Pageants are quickly being left behind in our pursuit of progressive and liberal values, but I believe they have the authority as platforms to celebrate the very values they are currently knocking-heads with. Ultimately, I do hope that my yearlong stint as a beauty queen would be a meaningful one not just for myself, and I do hope to take up the mantle in instigating relevant and meaningful conversations about my experience and what it can mean to others.