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 Natalie Lie Kim Ai
National University of Singapore
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore
Natalie is a 2nd year Master’s student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the Department of Japanese Studies. She is particularly interested in exploring queer histories and hopes to deepen her knowledge whilst giving voice to these stories through her research. Her master’s project brings together her two passions of pop culture and queer history, examining the evolution of queer Japanese cinema in the post-war period.
A curious spirit, Natalie loves meeting new people and exploring new interests whenever the opportunity presents itself. She loves immersing herself in a good film or album and loves binge-watching her favourite shows (AHS and Derry Girls!) in her free time. Recommendations for new films/music are always welcome! She is also a noob at skateboarding but is trying her best to learn some new tricks soon. Fair warning: she isn’t very good… but hit her up if you ever want a buddy to cruise around or practice with! :^)
Natalie is excited to be returning to Tembusu and is thrilled to be a part of Shan as a Graduate Fellow. Her nocturnal sleep schedule usually means you’ll find her up at ungodly hours reading or writing, but her room is always open to anyone who needs a listening ear or just wants to chill and talk about nothing in particular. If you see her looking a little blur, she’s probably just immersed in her thoughts or slightly sleep-deprived; don’t hesitate to break her out of her reverie to say hi or chat!