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.
Dr Fong Yoke Sim
National University of Singapore
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore
Before joining Tembusu College, Dr FONG Yoke Sim was a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Over 25 years, she designed, coordinated and taught both postgraduate and undergraduate courses, the most recent being the IEM, The Internationalisation of Higher Education: Impact and Challenges. She also supported NUS colleagues in the EnglishAssist programme. Her pedagogical efforts have been recognised in various Annual Teaching Excellence Awards at centre, college and university levels.
Yoke Sim’s research interests include higher education, intercultural communication, learner strategies and motivation. She is the author of the book, Learners in Transition: Chinese Students' Journeys from EFL to ESL and EIL (2019), book chapters and journal papers. She holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham, an MSc from the University of Edinburgh and a BA from the University of Singapore, besides a Dip-Ed and a Dip RSA.