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Overview

A warm welcome to the School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)!

The time you spend at Temasek Polytechnic can be exciting, rewarding and unforgettable!

For an active and balanced student life, we encourage meaningful participation in co-curricular activities. You will realise that opportunities abound for a rich and fulfilling student life outside the classroom. So to help you familiarise yourself with HSS environment, the information on this page will tell you about our CCAs, HSS Studies Club, HSS Ambassadors, Student Leadership, and the National Youth Achievement Award.

We have provided you a Guide to Proficiency in School (GPS) to help you make the most of your student life and familiarise yourself with the HSS environment. It gives you information on the school’s academic matters, policies and regulations. It also includes information on services for students, activities and experiences you can be involved in, and easy access to administrative documents you may need.

Read this guide thoroughly to locate the wide variety of resources available to you. As a responsible student, please give immediate and careful attention to the following expectations:

  • Students must satisfy a minimum of 85% attendance. Students who exceed the maximum number of non-attendance sessions could be given a Pass/Fail grade only.
  • Approval must be sought for leave of absence (LOA), which may or may not be granted depending on circumstances.
  • Academic integrity is expected of all students at Temasek Polytechnic. Disciplinary action will be taken against students who plagiarise. Any disciplinary action to be taken depends on the severity of the offence and includes failing the subject, suspension and removal from course.

Enjoy your experiences in TP. Lead a balanced student life, study hard, build on your capabilities and be a responsible young adult! Work with your lecturers to chart your career direction or get prepared for further education!

Academic Matters

Flexible Academic System for Temasek (FAST)

Cross-Disciplinary Subjects

Examination Matters

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

Be actively involved in all aspects of student life!

The Student & Alumni Affairs Department (SAA) provides students with a well-rounded educational experience through a variety of engaging CCAs.

CCAs are an integral part of campus life and play a fundamental role in the holistic development of students. They contribute towards personal enrichment and pride in the institution. In fact, TP is abuzz with exciting CCAs ranging from the sports and arts to leadership training and community involvement.

With such a wide array of CCAs, life as a TP student is as exciting and rewarding as you make it to be.

Click here for more details.

SEAL points for CCA

SEAL stands for: Service, Enrichment, Achievement and Leadership (S-E-A-L).

Participation and contribution towards CCA earns you SEAL points. As a student, you challenge yourself by setting the standards that you want to attain.

Each year the total points scored will be recorded in the SEAL system. At the end of three years of CCA involvement, the points will culminate into a final year grade.

All non-TP CCA related involvements will be recorded under CCA SEAL system provided there are verification mechanisms and the activities must not be religious or political in nature.

Points for CCA performed outside TP will be awarded when:

a) representing approved external organisations in projects, performances, events and/or competitions; or

b) representing approved external organizations or state in National/International projects, performances, events and/or competitions.

Points will NOT be awarded when:

a)participation is solely for social interaction

  Description
SERVICE Students who have rendered organized and voluntary help to an organisation or community with the aim of building a supportive and caring environment. It includes students who have voluntered as organisers, coordinators, chairpersons or sub-committee members and event officials or helpers for the polytechnic, school, department and student organisations’ events, functions, programmes or projects, etc.
ENRICHMENT Training or development that students have undergone to improve a skill or an area of interest for self-improvement on a non-compulsory basis. This includes Arts Programmes (AP), Sports Programmes (SP), Personal Development Programmes (PDP), Healthy Lifestyle Programmes (HLP), Leadership Training Programmes (LTP), forums, workshops, seminars, exchange programmes and training camps, etc.
ACHIEVEMENT Students who have participated or represented their class, school, student organisation, polytechnic or the nation in an event or competition at Intra-School, Inter-School, Intra-Polytechnic, Inter-Polytechnic, Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic, National or International level, etc and/or received awards and honours conferred by external organisations e.g. NYAA, NAPFA, National Entrepreneurs, National Skills Competition, etc. Students who were awarded Polytechnic Colours such as Polytechnic Gold, Distinction, Merit and Recognition Award will have their achievements reflected in this section of the CCA transcript but no point will be given.
LEADERSHIP Students who have held office as Executive Committee Members, Management Committee Members, Diploma/Class Representatives, Diploma/Class Treasurers, Diploma/Class Social Representatives; Diploma Groups Leaders & Uniform Groups etc., in the various student organizations/Diplomas/Classes.

For more information, please log on to:

Go to: Other Services, under Student Admin, click on: SEAL System

HSS Studies Club

All HSS students are members of the HSS Studies Club (HSSSC). 

The objective of the HSSSC is to provide holistic student development extending beyond the classroom. The various activities and programmes organised will help our students to achieve the following mission: 

  • Connecting Past & Present - To build pride and sense of belonging
  • Challenging the Best - To inspire the rest
  • Caring across the Spectrum - To build a culture of inclusiveness
  • Contributing to Greater Good - To strengthen a sense of community 

The HSSSC is led by fellow HSS students who are elected annually as members of the HSSSC Executive Committee (HSSSC ExCo). Together with the HSSSC ExCo, our student Project Coordinators (PCOs) also help to lead in the various sub-committees. 

Some of the activities and programmes organised by the HSSSC ExCo include the following: 

  • Freshmen Orientation
  • HSS Sports Day
  • Student Forum
  • Local Community Project
  • Overseas Community Project (e.g. volunteer work in Cambodia)

Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TP.HSSSC/ 

View our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfTxR3qr1TyNNZZiC66Ms8w

 

Our Student Committee Members


CLAIRE OH QING YEE
PRESIDENT

     


WONG JOON MIEN
VICE-PRESIDENT


MALCOLM SEAH ZHI-EN
HON. SECRETARY


SARAH BTE MOHAMAD AYUB
ASST. HON. SECRETARY


KEITH ZHENG NIANKAI
HON. TREASURER


LAUREN LEE HUI EE
ASST. HON. TREASURER


ONG LIP KHUAN, DYLAN
WELFARE SECRETARY


KIERAN POH ZI HAN
QUARTERMASTER


WON TIAN HUI
PUBLICITY SECRETARY


ANG PEI LING
ASST. PUBLICITY SECRETARY


CHIA RUI FENG
MEDIA & DESIGN SECRETARY


KOH SI ERN, ASHLEY
ASST. MEDIA & DESIGN SECRETARY


DION GOH XUAN YI
ASST. WELFARE SECRETARY

 MUHAMMAD HAFIZ S/O MOHD YUSSOF
ASST. QUARTERMASTER

     

 

Our Student Committee Advisors

Mr Kubo, Yuichiro
Manager/ Student Development (SD)

Ms Ann Tay
Lecturer/ Student Development (SD)

Ms Sharifah Rose Ee
Lecturer/Social Sciences in Gerontology (GEM) 

Ms Angeline Lim
Lecturer/Early Childhood Development & Education (ECDE)

Ms Gabrielle Lai
Lecturer/ Psychology Studies (PSY)

Overseas Community Project

The HSS Studies Club (HSSSC) started working with Kampong Kdei (Cambodia) in March 2012 and since then has completed the OCP (Overseas Community Project) with great enthusiasm in October 2017. The proposed OCP to Cambodia provides a field trip to a developing country where principles, theories and concepts in the different disciplines can be tested and applied.

HSSSC intends to continue a sustained relationship with Cambodia to create a long term impact with 1 to 2 trips yearly. 

HSS Student Handbook

Student Conduct

Research & Ethics


 
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Open House 2020

09 - 11 Jan 20