Student Life

A Caring Campus

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

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 Care

The Student Care team comprises of qualified counsellors who are always ready to lend a listening ear to the students' concerns and worries about academic progress, adjustment to life in a polytechnic, relationships or family problems. Students with financial difficulties can approach the counsellors for the various financial assistance schemes available in the polytechnic. Be it emotional, financial or social, we are right behind you in the journey of change and growth.

Making Enquiry & Appointment

Location: Care@TP, Blk 26B, Level 1 Unit 49
Tel : 6780 5959
Email : care@tp.edu.sg
Opening hours : Mon-Fri 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Closed on Weekends & Public Holidays)
To make appointment, click on: bit.ly/booktpcs

Services Available

  • Consultation/Therapy - Face to face sessions which are carried out on individual, group or family basis. Confidentiality is assured.
     
  • Financial Counselling - Counsellors will explore with students regarding the various financial resources available. Click HERE for more information on financial assistance schemes. 
     
  • Wellness Programme - Mental health awareness talks, workshops & roadshows.

Crisis Hotline (After office hours)

  • Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) - hotline: 1800-221 4444 (24 hours)
  • Care Corner Helpline (Mandarin) - hotline: 1800-3535 800 (10am – 10pm)
  • Family Service Centre hotline: 1800-838 0100
  • If you require emergency services because of a life-threatening situation, please call 999 or 995. If you require urgent care after office hours and on weekends, please contact the hospital emergency department nearest your home.

From Students With Love

 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
—  J Tan (Diploma in Business)
 

 

 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.
—  Sarah Othman (Diploma in Environment Design)
 

 

 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.
—  Lim Wei Jie Jeremy (Diploma in Interactive Media Informatics)
 

 

 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.
—  Janell Kwok (Diploma in Psychology Studies)
 

 

 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.
—  Angel Astaman (Diploma in Business Process & Systems Engineering)
 

 

 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.
—  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)