News & Events
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.
Reading Room - Book Reviews by Students
March 12, 2021
There is nothing as satisfying as reigniting an old flame like reading. This Winter, 6 Tembusu students, dubbing ourselves the Unsure Motivations, decided to pick out a bunch of books from the Reading Room, and write about them. As the Reading Room closed last semester due to the restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic amongst other things, this collection of essays is an attempt by Min Si, Melvin, Hong Kai, Jean, Minh and Zhi Feng to show people what the room had to offer once again.
A long over-looked room, this place has much more to offer than we normally assume. As the College’s own private collection of books, curated by our Rector and Fellows, the reading room contains a wealth of knowledge just waiting to be read and appreciated. Essentially, what we hope you will find in these book reviews is motivation to come explore the Reading Room, and hopefully find something that gets your gears turning, just like we have.