Creative society

Photo club

Choir “Ventus”

Youth choir

Youth folk dance group „Strautuguns”

Student Christian Fraternity

Photo club

Photo club of Ventspils University College (VUC) founded in 2002 by Andris Rebhūns, welcomes every student, who is interested in photography. Club members acquire the basics of photo techniques and photography skills. Preliminary knowledge is not necessary, because part of participants acquire art of photography from the very basics.

Choir “Ventus”

Choir “Ventus” (from Latin “wind”) is mixed choir of Ventspils University College every year welcomes every student at VUC who wants to sing. There is a constant turnover of singers each year as places of graduates are taken by new singers. The biggest event for students’ choir is participation in Baltic students’ song and dance festival “Gaudeamus” (previous was in Vilnius in 2011). In Latvia every year choirs participate in choir parades (competition), so far VUC choir has shown great results. VUC choir is happy for every opportunity to promote themselves, thus friendship concerts where two or more choirs perform together are organised in order to achieve new experience.

Youth choir

The idea about choir’s establishment arose and successfully came into effect in March 2003. Student desire for singing and enthusiasm of its manager Angelika Jansone-Grīnberga are the basis of the choir’s foundation and development. The choir takes part not only in city choir parades, but also delights listeners in singing at various events. Thanks to the varied repertoire, and also to song performance in both Latvian, and English languages, the choir is often asked to perform in different events, including friendship concerts.

Youth folk dance group „Strautuguns”

Having the desire to dance and to represent their University College, and with the support of Ventspils City Council, on January 5, 2011, several young people came together in a common dance to prove the need for foundation of a student dance group. With mixed feelings of determination and certain lack of conviction the dancers started their first dance rehersals in the hospitable rooms of Ventspils Creativity House. Knowing nothing more but the name of the new manager, the dancers decided to trust her in order to achieve the target set – have a good time, develop themselves and show that Latvian folk dance is not just a long-forgotten tradition. This time, the popular Russian taken over by Latvians “who does not risk, does not drink champagne” was justified because under the guidance of enthusiastic manager Ineta Judzika dancers were inspired and motivated to achieve good results in the popular folk dance parade. With the same enthusiasm they had in their first day, “Strautuguns” (from Latvian “Fire in the Stream” creating the image of a fire in the middle of a river stream) dancers hope to Continue their activities for many seasons, represent the University College and Ventspils in both Latvia and abroad, and, most importantly, preserve the culture of Latvian folk dance.

Student Christian Fraternity

On the September 11, 2001, Ventspils University College students joined the Latvian Student Christian Fraternity (SCF). SCF are students – prospective business experts, translators and interpreters, IT specialists, teachers, entrepreneurs, managers, and others. Each student, regardless of beliefs and background, wanting to know more about the Christian faith, to spend good and meaningful time, make new friends, or just to see what is really is going on may join SCF. SCF exists, so that every student could learn and understand what God is, what He has done and what He can do to everyone’s life, in this way students-believers could support one another, encourage and learn together during their studies at VUC. We organize lectures on topical issues, camps, Bible studies, movie nights, board game nights. Join us and find out something new! www.lksb.lv or write madara.daukste@venta.lv.