Life as a TP student can be as exciting and enriching as you want it to be—from academic excellence, developing sports, arts or leadership potentials to perfecting cultural pursuits. We’re excited to provide you a well-rounded educational experience that not only maximises your academic learning, but also contributes to your personal enrichment and growth. Be the best version of yourself!
At TP, your welfare matters to us. You will find an array of support services and resources to help you through your journey to make the most of your polytechnic education.
At Temasek Polytechnic, we believe that talent is there to be nurtured, and every student is given opportunities to achieve their personal best.
The Temasek Leadership Programme (Temasek LEAD) is a talent development programme that aims to groom our high-performing students into leaders with vision, character and heart, beyond academic pursuits.
Our unique approach is crafted to stretch the potential of our high-performing students. In Temasek LEAD, students can expect to embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery and holistic development to attain the following four key areas of leadership:
Temasek LEAD students can look forward to participating in programmes such as:
Head out on study trips, academic competitions and internships – overseas! This will expand your academic horizons, hone your cross-cultural sensitivities and give you insights into global industry developments that are relevant to your course of study.
Push yourself to the limits and overcome your boundaries to build your resilience, determination, self-awareness, teamwork and leadership skills while backpacking, canoeing, trekking, white water rafting and more in the great outdoors!
Visits to parliamentary sittings, and participation in ministerial dialogue sessions and symposiums will expose you to diverse socio-economic environments that develop your perspectives on national policy formulation and global issues.
To succeed in life, half the battle is won when you know how to write a good résumé and have the skills to be confident during interviews. Gain the knowledge and equip yourself with all the extra advantages that will come in handy when the time comes for you to apply for scholarships, universities and jobs.
It’s important to be responsible global citizens in a connected world. Make a difference to your community through volunteer work or head overseas and help teach English to Cambodian children, install solar lighting for a village in the Philippines ... the possibilities are endless!
IPPT in TP
All Singaporean/PR Male final year NS-eligible students would be required to serve National Service (NS). A combination of your Physical Employment Standards (PES), Pre-Enlistee Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) scores and Body Mass Index (BMI) will determine the type and duration of basic military training in each of the uniformed Services you could be assigned to (Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Civil Defence Force or Singapore Police Force) for your full-time National Service (NS). For more information on IPPT testing in TP, please click here.
Resources to Improve IPPT Performance
The Student Development & Alumni Affairs (SDAA) Department has designed a 4-week training programme to help you improve your IPPT performance.
To refer to the training programme, please download this video.
You may also use the Singapore Army’s Circuit Breaker Circuit Training Programme to maintain your fitness.
Preview of National Service