At Vestjyllands Højskole we believe that every single person can do more than she or he thinks. We want to create an environment, where you can develop your professional and social skills.
We want to be a folk high school with a wide range of subjects. A place where we can inspire and learn from each other. We wish to create a community and an understanding of democracy.
We have some important values:
Vestjyllands Højskole will place the emphasis on general, mind broadening education on Danish ground.
Vestjyllands Højskole is a creative school and a place for the creative student. It is a place for expressions, and a place for wonder and reflection. A place to explore the diversity of life in the World of today, as well as in the World of our ancestors.
It is our aim to
- Focus on personal development
- Be a cultural center for the region
- Open our minds to the personal, local, national and global life
- Show how you can take responsibility for our environment in few and easy steps
- Put emphasis on curiosity, courage, dedication, knowledge, creativity and intellectual expression
- See that all people are different and equal
- Strengthen conversation and the democratic process
The community creates the future. It can start new things and create development. It changes the World. It is community that makes life worth living. Not bricks, hospitals or written policies about sustainability.
At Vestjyllands Højskole we focus on community. We believe that by being together new things develop and grow. We believe that a friendship created in the cooking class or in the theater class is as important as the right dance steps. We want to use both the time and the energy it takes to create new relations.
When we ask the students why they started at our school the answer is generally that they wanted to improve skills within their subject, and because they wanted to develop their social relations and meet new friends. We create the environment, so that you grow both professionally and socially in a community with new friends.
The school as an association
We have a set of articles of association to be followed. Among other things they dictate how we elect the board and the schools leadership.
The board of Vestjyllands Højskole is elected at the general assembly each year. The board is responsible for the overall management of the school and is the supreme authority. The board hires and dismisses the principal, approve the educational plan and create the financial frame.
Chairman: Elof Westergaard, Korsbrødregade 7, DK-6760 Ribe,
Vice chairman: Ingrid Thomsen, Holmene 1B, DK-6950 Ringkøbing
Member: Poul Hillerup, Tom Kristensens Vej 10, 2. 209, 2300 Kbh. S
Member: Ida Nielsen, Heboltoft 12, 6950 Ringkøbing
Member: Ole Pedersen, Velling Kirkeby 85, Velling, 6950 Ringkøbing
Member: Ingeborg Svennevig, Juelsgårdvej 27, Ferring, 7620 Lemvig
The student association
The student association immortalizes the life at Vestjyllands Højskole! When you have been at student at Vestjyllands Højskole, you are a part of the club. One of those who attended a course at Vestjyllands Højskole. A former student. You will never forget the best time of your life, the memories and the feeling of walking in Velling. This community, which we have all been a part of, is worth keeping alive. The spirit will keep living in all of us, but the close relationship to the school might come to a distance – unless you become a member of the student association.
Each year we meet a weekend at the school and everything awakens. You will meet your old friends, make new friends and feel the spirit of the school again.
Our group at Facebook is the easiest way to keep in touch wherever you are in the World.
In the middle of the nature, there is a small unique place called Vestjyllands Højskole. We are situated south of Ringkøbing, with the view to the fjord. On a clear day you can even see beyond Holmsland Klit all the way to the North Sea.
If travel by public transport, we have good connections to Ringkøbing.
- X-bus from Aarhus via Silkeborg and Herning 7-10 times a day
- Trains between Esbjerg and Struer every hour
- If you arrive from Copenhagen, you can take the train to Ringkøbing with stop in
Esbjerg or in Herning
- If you arrive by plane to Billund, you can take a bus to Esbjerg and go by train to Ringkøbing