At Temasek Polytechnic, our students’ welfare matters. You will find an array of support services and resources to help our students through their journey to make the most of their polytechnic education at TP
Campus Care Network (CCN)
At TP, the Campus Care Network (CCN) has been developed to emphasise personal contact and rapport between lecturers and students, to create a family-like environment, and to maintain a caring culture so as to ensure students’ personal growth.
|CCN Day Carnival is the signature event of the TP Campus Care Network. The CCN Day Carnival is held twice a year. This event brings the entire polytechnic together in the spirit of caring and sharing. Staff and students collaborate to set up stalls to raise funds for TP’s needy students in every CCN Day Carnival. The enthusiatic participation of both staff and students shows the caring spirit in Temasek Polytechnic.|
Care Persons (CPs)
Temasek Polytechnic understands the transition students will have to make into polytechnic education. All full-time students will be provided a Care Person (CP). The CP is a lecturer who will provide guidance and care to help you through both your academic studies as well as personal issues that you may have to deal with.
CP refresher courses are organised regularly to hone and equip CPs to provide help and guidance to the students.
Some of the courses that have been organised include:
- Helping teenagers cope with peer pressure
- Helping teenagers cope with stress
- Helping teenagers manage break-ups
- Engaging today’s youth
- Keys to Mentoring Teens
CCN Financial Schemes
CCN provides financial assistance for TP’s needy students.
Short to medium-term financial help from CCN includes:
- CCN Crisis Assistance Scheme
Immediate financial help will be given to students who face a crisis situation such as death, retrenchment, serious illness or accident of a loved one in the family.
- CCN Emergency Scheme
This is an assistance given to students in great financial difficulties. Monthly help will be given to students for their food and transport needs.
For more information about the schemes, please click here.
Student Wellness & Counselling
The doors of TP’s Student Wellness & Counselling Center (SWCC) are always open to all TP students who may require help with emotional, financial, career and other personal issues. Qualified professional counsellors at SWCC, trained in the area of psychology and counselling, are ready to offer you a listening ear.
In addition, a pool of lecturers and staff, with an interest and passion for helping students, has also been selected and trained within each School. These School-based counsellors and befrienders are equipped to provide help and are ready to listen when you approach them for counsel or guidance.
SWCC also organises workshops, such as stress management, effective communication and relaxation techniques to enhance our students’ life skills for more effective living.
From Students With Love
J Tan (Diploma in Business)
“From time to time, we all need someone to pick us up when we fall, to give us a helping hand so that we can get back up again safely and continue on the road of life. I have learnt an important lesson during my time at Temasek Polytechnic: the lecturers are no less than Liverpool F.C. fans, because with them You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Sarah Othman (Diploma in Environment Design)
"I am really thankful for the help of my Care Person, course manager and the SWCC. Their help means the world to me as I am now able to concentrate on my grades and not worry about the payment of my fees or being kicked out of the polytechnic… There will always be help around if you need it.”
Lim Wei Jie Jeremy (Diploma in Interactive Media Informatics)
“My counsellor Ms Noor Faridah helped me realise my strengths, and together, we worked out ways to help me manage my issues well. I was motivated to study better. This new perspective of my life helped me to pass all subjects."
Janell Kwok (Diploma in Psychology Studies)
“We brought with us our passion of youth
You exchanged it for wisdom
We brought with us our headstrong attitudes
You sprinkled them with grace and guidance.”
Angel Astaman (Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering)
“Looking at my fairly good academic standing today, I would say it was because I started this journey with a good beginning. For that, I thank Mr Wee for being the good Care Person who gently pushed and prodded me to stretch and realise my potential. He stimulated me to paint the realistic dreams that I know I can achieve at the end of this wonderful journey in TP.”
Nurul Ain (Diploma in Electronic Engineering)
“I have benefited so much from the CCN Emergency Fund. I am really thankful that Ms Chan went the extra mile just to help me and my family.”
Liam Wei Ling Dayna (Diploma in Psychology Studies)
”In this one year in Temasek Polytechnic, I have not only gained knowledge, but have also matured as a person through the many experiences gleaned and lessons learnt. I am very grateful for the wonderful lecturers who have been teaching and guiding me throughout the past two semesters.”