At NTU, we believe in providing our students with a holistic education – one that not only provides our students with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare them for their career, but to also inculcate positive values and build character as they continue on their journey through life.
Student Life at NTU seeks to achieve this through focusing on student wellbeing, offering opportunities for meaningful co-curricular learning and providing a vibrant campus experience.
Through the Campus Community Approach to Student Health and Wellbeing, students will get the support and advice they need in diverse areas such as health, time management, relationships and financial and living arrangements. NTU students are assured that help is always at hand where needed to overcome any challenges they may face.
On campus, the academic curriculum is complemented by the co-curricular, which is an integral part of NTU Education.
This entails a willingness to try something new – to develop new skills, discover new interests and make new friends. The philosophy of NTU Student Life on this is easily summarised. NTU students are valued members of the campus community. Each and every student is a co-owner, co-creator and co-driver of the NTU Student Experience.
With a student population of 34,000, NTU buzzes with cultural, social, intellectual, sporting and recreational activities all year round. There are about 120 clubs and societies run by students. The 14,000 who opt to stay in our Halls of Residence have the opportunity to participate in Residential Education programmes and a unique hall-life experience.
Students are encouraged to come together and make a difference. Through joining clubs or starting and leading their own projects with peers and special interest groups, they learn how to think through issues that affect others and come up with creative solutions.
For example, student leaders are consulted on important areas that affect academic and campus life. Through this process, they gain insight into the strategies of the university leadership and other management matters. They hone their leadership and communication skills, developing that extra edge that will serve them well when they graduate.
Community Engagement Project will be launched by Graduate College to serve as an avenue for aspiring graduate students to enhance experiential learning, learn to serve and contribute to the society. The projects selected will be in line with Graduate College's community engagement themes (continuous learning, community service, and sustainability) and is not limited to physical volunteering, but also includes organising virtual events and talks, exhibitions, visitations, development of digital products or other activities that are beneficial to the community or society.
To succeed in a multicultural environment, intercultural competence is a must. At NTU's residential campus where more than 100 nationalities are represented, students live, work and play in culturally-diverse groups. Through these interactions and programmes that enhance inter-cultural skills, they develop cultural sensitivity and learn to appreciate differences and respect others.
With seven in 10 NTU undergraduates going abroad for exchange, internships and other global programmes, learning truly takes on an international dimension.