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NTU National Tax Challenge 2023
Congratulations, Nicolas! You have made TP proud - Head Chef of @willow.restaurant, achieved his first Michelin star

At the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2023 ceremony at Marina Bay Sands last month, our very own Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management (CCM) alumnus, Nicolas Tam @nictkc, Head Chef of @willow.restaurant šŸ§‘šŸ¼ā€šŸ³, achieved his first Michelin star!šŸ„³šŸ„³

This marks a significant accomplishment for Nicolas and his team! While the star brings a sense of weight and responsibility, it also serves as a source of encouragement too. The award is seen as a reminder to uphold a high standard, and highlights the importance of teamworkšŸ™ŽšŸ¼šŸ™ŽšŸ»ā€ā™€ļøšŸ™šŸ½ā€ā™€ļø in the restaurant. Nicolas also expresses deep appreciation for the dedicated team members who have supported the vision and contributed to the restaurant's success. The journey has been transformative and has instilled in them, the determination to continuously improve. šŸ’ŖšŸ»šŸ’ŖšŸ»

Congratulations, Nicolas! You have made TP proud, and we couldn't have been happier for you!šŸ˜˜šŸ„°šŸ˜ Thank you for visiting our current CCM @tp_ccm batch today!Ā 

Temasek Student Excellence Awards (TSEA) 2023
Temasek Student Excellence Awards (TSEA) 2023

Heartiest congratulations to all our recipients of the Temasek Student Excellence Awards (TSEA) 2023!Ā šŸ‘šŸ’Æ

Organised annually, the TSEA recognises the inspiring achievements and myriad contributions of students in non-academic areas, such as arts,Ā sports, leadership, service, entrepreneurship, sustainability and character. This year, we honoured 339 students across the Higher Award categories (Individual and Group/Team).Ā 7 national athletes also received the Outstanding Sports Achievement Award for bringing honour to Singapore through their achievements at the 31st and/or 32nd Southeast Asian Games.Ā In addition, 922 CCA Merit Awards (Arts/Sports/ Leadership), 348 Full Colours Awards and 130 Half Colours Awards have been accorded. On top of these awards, 2 officially-appointed TP coaches received the Outstanding Coach Award for their contributions.

And to all our awardees: Mad props and a BIG thank youĀ šŸ™ for your amazing dedication and spirit, and for your unstinting efforts in making TP a campus that truly throbs with vibrancy all year round!Ā ā¤ļø

Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards
Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards

Kudos to this yearā€™s recipients of the Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards! Held annually, the PST Awards is the platform to acknowledge and reward public officials and agencies for their exceptional contributions, care, and dedication in their respective organisations. This year, TP is proud to announce that it has received 6 awards, the greatest number of awards of the post-secondary education institutions (PSEI), for perseverance, innovation, risk-taking upskilling, and excellence. On top of that, these awards span the most categories of awards won amongst the PSEIs!

Congratulations again to Dr Zuchang and his team, Mr Kumbar Shankarappa, Dr Leong Meng Fatt, Mr Wong Nee Tat, Mr Aubrey Koh, and Ms Tan Sok Ngin! Thank you for being exceptional role models to both staff and student alike!

Singaporeā€™s Best Employers of 2023
Singaporeā€™s Best Employers of 2023

TP ranks #67 in Singaporeā€™s Top Employers for 2023. We are #6 overall in the education industry.

The Singaporeā€™s Best Employers survey is an annual exercise conducted by The Straits Times and it recognised the top 250 companies in Singapore, across the various industries.

This would not have been possible without your hard work. Congrats TP Fam, we salute you!Ā 



Team Temasek at 32ndĀ Sea Games

Kudos to our TP students and alumni for their remarkable performance at the 32nd Sea Games. 44 alumni and 8 students from TP represented Team Singapore across 22 sports. Team Temasek made up about 27% of Singapore's SEA Games contingent and contributed toward 13 medals - 3 Gold šŸ„‡, 2 Silver šŸ„ˆ& 8 Bronze šŸ„‰ - to Singapore's overall medal tally!

Congrats TP Fam! We are so proud of you and Team Singapore! You deserve it!Ā 

#TeamTemasek #SEAGames32

(Image credit: Team Singapore)

Future Leaders in Tech Award 2023
Alumnus Awarded Future Leaders in Tech Award

Congratulations to our Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics alumnus Darren Ong Yan En, who was awarded the Singapore Computer Society Future Leaders in Tech Award. The Future Leaders in Technology Award recognises young people who are 30 and below who have a passion for infocomm and digital media, and have made outstanding contributions. Darren was nominated by his friends and lecturers and went through a rigorous selection process which involved a writeup and two interview rounds with professional tech leaders in the field.
ā€œWinning this prestigious award feels surreal. I applied for this award to push my limits, initially thinking that I wouldn't even make it past the first round. However, I managed to get it and it serves as motivation for me to continue working hard! I would not be able to reach this far without the help from my family, lecturers, friends and loved ones. They've supported my entire journey in my ups and downs and I'm really grateful for them. I hope that this serves as a motivation to my fellow juniors that discipline and hard work is crucial in today's age,ā€ said Darren.
Darren aspires to be an entrepreneur and hopes to run his own start-up in the future. Here's to a bright and successful future, Darren!Ā 

Our Wins


Crowbar Awards 2022

Kudos to our TP School of Design who won the prestigious Institution of the Year title for seven consecutive years at the Crowbar Awards! The Crowbar Awards is Singapore's leading platform for recognising and celebrating student creativity.

Our talented students achieved an impressive medal haul of 5 Golds, 21 Silvers and 23 Bronzes, 34 Finalist positions and 1 Best of Category. Special mention also goes to TP Business Schoolā€™s Kevin Goh who was a first-time entrant and secured 2 Bronzes.

Congratulations to all our future talents!  

Crowbar Awards 2022

For the sixth consecutive year, TP School of Design won the coveted Institution of the Year title at the national Crowbar Awards. Our students walked away with the largest medal haul of 1 Best of Show, 3 Best of Category, 31 Golds, 38 Silvers and 36 Bronzes, as well as 31 Finalist positions.

WorldSkills 2021

Team Temasek claimed a tally of four gold, four silver and four bronze medals, as well as eight Medallions for ExcellenceĀ at WorldSkills Singapore 2021.

British D&AD Awards 2020

TPā€™s School of Design students have done TP proud, taking home the coveted Yellow Pencil at the British D&AD Awards 2020 for the second year in a row.

World Gourmet Summit Awards 2022

TP, 6-time winner of the Hospitality Institution of the Year, picked up its 6th win in this category at World Gourmet Summit Awards 2022.

Future Pillar Award

A team of lecturers from Temasek Polytechnic School of EngineeringĀ received the Future Pillar Award at the annual skills-based competition, Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2021, inĀ September 2021. The award recognizes academia involved in using innovative technology to nurture students in digital construction, to build the future pillars.

Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award

The ā€˜Smart Diabetic Breathalyserā€™, the major project ofĀ YrĀ 3 Computer Engineering students, Tejpal Aniket, Kee Yen Cheng and Yong Huey, clinched the Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award in August 2021! Kudos to their supervisors, Kok Boon Kiong,Ā ShankarappaĀ Kumbar and Aung San Win, too!

cine65 Film Competition 2021

TP has bagged the Inter-School Challenge Trophy at ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards 2021, withĀ ourĀ Digital Film & Television studentsĀ alsoĀ clinching the Overall Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Favourite Film awards.

The last biennial short film competition was held in 2019, where TP won 5 awards.

PUB Splash Lab competition
Public Campaign category

Students from Communications & Media Management won FIRST Prize in the PUB Splash Lab competition Public Campaign category, impressing the judges with their effective storytelling, creativity and visual appealĀ of their Singapore water sustainability campaign!

Singapore Psychological Society Student Research Awards (SRA) 2020

In October 2020,Ā TPā€™s PsychologyĀ students swept the top three awards in the Diploma category of the Singapore Psychological Societyā€™s Student Research Awards (SRA) 2020. This is the fifth consecutive yearĀ that ourĀ psychology students haveĀ clinched the top SRA awards.

Science Buskers Festival 2020

Organised by A*STAR and SCS as a competition, the Science Buskers Festival 2020 serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. We are proud that 3Ā Applied ScienceĀ teams have clinched the TERTIARY/OPEN categories. Congrats to our topĀ winnerĀ ElectripletsĀ for receiving The Best On-Camera Performance and Most Creative Video awards!

Singtel GD HackathonĀ 2020

Ā IIT students worked with Singtel staff to co-create innovative prototype solutions for digitalisation in the Singtel GD Hackathon 2020. The hackathon created opportunities for our students to hone their skills and apply what they learnt to solve real industry problems. Harish Raaj Sivakumar and MohamedĀ MarzukĀ S/OĀ Nijamudeen, from the Diploma in Information Technology, clinched the top prize of $1,000.

Frankfurt Style Awards 2020

TPā€™s Apparel Design & Merchandising student edged out over 100 entries from more than 17 countries to take home theĀ SilverĀ medal at the Frankfurt Style Awards 2020. This international talent contestĀ provideĀ fashion design talents with the platform and opportunity to springboard into the fashion world.

Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) 2020

Fourteen students from the Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics won Bronze Awards, nine won Silver Awards and two won Gold AwardsĀ at the SVRP 2020.Ā The SVRP was developed by the Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) to encourage volunteerism amongst students. Winners are given internship opportunities withĀ AiSPā€™sĀ partners.Ā 

Airbus-SSTA Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Challenge 2020

A team comprising students from TP Schools of Engineering and Informatics & IT emerged Champions with their idea of using computer vision and neuro-linguistic programming in aiding disaster rescues efforts.

Huawei ICT 2019-2020 Innovation Competition

For the innovation challenge segment in the 2020 Huawei ICT Competition, students were expected to use IoT and AI software and hardware resources to design and develop innovative solutions.Ā Ā StudentsĀ fromĀ the Diploma inĀ Information Technology won the second prize with their project: Fall Detection System for the Elderly. They also emerged second out of 109 teams from 39 countries.

The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement


The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement is awarded to only one exceptional polytechnic fresh graduate each year. This prestigious honour supports and recognises outstanding post-secondary students who have done well academically and non-academically, particularly those who have made outstanding contributions to the community and demonstrated the spirit of Innovation and Enterprise.

SIX TP students have been awarded the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement since its inception in 2009. 

Viyshnatulasiy Manivannen

School of Applied Science

Diploma in Biotechnology



Phyllis Soo Hui Min

School of Business

Diploma in Business



Charis Sim Wei Li

School of Business

Diploma in Law & Management



Industry or Course-related Awards

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