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.
Ms Cera Tan
Graduate Student tutor
National University of Singapore
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore
Department of English Language and Literature
National University of Singapore
Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore
Cera is a second-year PhD candidate on the joint-degree programme with NUS and King’s College London (KCL). She is working under the department of English Language and Literature in NUS and the Digital Humanities department in KCL. Her research interests include critical theory, cultural studies, and science and technology. She looks, in particular, at biopolitics and technology, especially the way in which life is imagined at the intersection of the two. Her recent work involved a critique of digital surveillance in the SARS-CoV-2 emergency.
Cera spends her free time on an assortment of media platforms. She takes upon herself the challenge of imbibing a diverse range of topics from political sentiments and theory pieces to new media verbiage and the currency of memes. She hopes her room serves as a safe space for anyone who might wish to discuss the odd question or argument, especially pertaining to ethics, culture, or politics. There is nothing too pedestrian, prosaic, or controversial for her.