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About Us

UWCSEA is a united, welcoming community, spread across two campuses that embrace students and their families.
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Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements help to ensure that our students are equipped to enact the mission throughout their lives. 
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A UWCSEA education is values-based and holistic, developing young people who will build a more peaceful and sustainable world. Learn more.

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K–12 Concept-Based Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge, skills and understanding through five elements of our learning programme. Learn more.


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The passion and energy of our diverse community of students is what makes our campuses come to life. Learn more.

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Our scholars come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique perspectives and experience to our community. Learn more.

Our Big Ideas

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Our Big Ideas

As a learning community, we engage with the world of ideas to connect concepts and put ideas into action. Learn more.

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Kishore Mahbubani Speaker Series: Reimagining Learning

Join us as we engage pioneers and thinkers in education in the lead up to our 50th anniversary year. 
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A welcome from our Director of Admissions and introduction to our process. Learn more.

UWCSEA runs an annual application cycle

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Find our more about our annual admissions cycle and join our Admissions updates email list. Learn more.

Support Us

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Support us

The UWCSEA culture of giving and service is central to our identity as a mission-aligned community. Learn more.

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Impact of Giving

The generosity of our community has had a significant impact on individuals and groups in Singapore, the region and globally. Learn more.

Heather Carmichael

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Heather is the Chief Operating Officer of Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), a non-profit which aims to help the maritime industry eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by shaping standards, deploying solutions, financing projects, and fostering collaboration across sectors. In this capacity, she oversees the financial, legal, talent, administrative, and technology aspects of the company. 

Prior to GCMD, Heather worked as the Director of Human Resources for Promontory Financial Group Australasia, an IBM Company, for 13 years. She managed human resource efforts for Promontory across the South East Asian, Australian/New Zealand, and sub-Saharan African regions. Heather’s key priorities included nurturing existing talent and identifying new talent to support the group for the firm in these fast growing regions.

Before joining Promontory, Heather was a consultant with Carmichael Consulting Pty. Ltd., where she assisted in setting up regulatory agencies for non-banking financial institutions and capacity-building for risk-based prudential supervision in developing countries including Namibia, Malawi, Botswana, Uganda, and El Salvador.

Previously, Heather worked for Goldman Sachs (Singapore) in their Asia-Pacific Equity Research Division and for Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong) in their Investment Banking Division.

Heather graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Princeton University.

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