Extra curricular activities
There are different cultural, sports and recreation events at BA in which participated students, personnel and BA friends. The beginning of the academic year, the national holidays and graduation parties are celebrated.
BA celebrates every academic year’s conclusion by organising annual informal event „Picnic” BA students, academic staff and employees are invited to spend a relaxation and entertainment day together. Sports fans could participate in serious volley-ball matches or boating, but those who like amusement could choose team relay races or trampoline. The event moderator took care of humour and fun. The participants of the outing are offered soup and BA cake.
Each November there is a festive meeting devoted to the Latvia Republic Independence Day, where BA awards students for very good, excellent and outstanding academic results, participation in Latvian and international projects and competitions and achievements in sports were also awarded.
The largest and the most gorgeous BA’s event of the year is Christmas ball organized by BA Student Council took place in Latvia Association House. BA students, graduates, employees and cooperation partners attended the ball.
BA students, graduates and employers are invited to sing in BA’s own quire „Monēta”. The quire is conducted by I. Feldmane, the choir-master I. Plūme and the vocal teacher D. Dombrovska. In 2011 the quire started to prepare for the 15th General Latvian Song and Dance Festival which will take place in 2013.
BA provides its students not only the access to qualitative studies and new knowledge, but also the opportunity to participate in different sports activities – basketball, indoor football, volley-ball, tennis as well as access to fitness equipment. BA has a sports organizer who tries to find solutions and implement students’ ideas and propositions.
After their studying hours, students of the BA School of Business and Finance have sports activities in a gym situated in Kr. Valdemāra Str. 163. The time in the gym is devoted to basketball and volleyball as well as to football (including the training of the school football team) and tennis.
Students take active part in Universiade Competitions in different sports organized by the Sports Union of Latvian Higher Education Institutions. In 2007/2008 and 2009/2010 academic year men’s teams achieved the best sports results in the overall ranking of the competitions of higher education institutions when BA took the fifth place. In 2009/2010 academic year students men’s teams participated in ten sports, thus the fifth place in overall ranking was naturally determined. BA student team has been playing in SEB Student Basketball League already for seven years, where the best results were shown in season 2006/2007 (the 3rd place). BA football team has also been playing in different tournaments for many years showing good results both in the Bank Tournament and in the Universiade. Over the past few years first places were taken by our tennis players (3rd and 2nd place in Universiade overall ranking, 1st place in men’s individual ranking and in doubles), volleyball players (1st place in the international cup of higher education institutions in 2009), football players (2nd place in Universiade in 2010). The sports achievements of BA students have been appreciated by the students of other higher education institutions, sportsmen and sports organizers, which can be proved by the election of BA Sports manager to the board of the Sports Union of Latvian Higher Education Institutions in 2008.