December 3, 2020

The Student Council’s birthday celebration

The Student Council of the University of Iceland invites to a celebration on the occasion of the council’s centenary. The celebration will take place on December 4th in the Celebration Hall of the University of Iceland’s Main Building, but due to the social situation, there will be a stream from there at 18:00 for guests at home.

The anniversary marks a major turning point in the student interest movement, which has left its mark on society as a whole since the students first went to the polls in December of 1920. This fact encourages the Council as well as students to do well and continue our advocacy. The Student Council is currently working on a documentary on the history of the council in collaboration with the University of Iceland, RÚV and Landsbankinn, and the trailer will premiere at the festival.

Guests of honor are Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland, who opens the festival, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, and Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education, Science and Culture. Isabel Alejandra Díaz, President of the Student Council, and Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland, will also address guests. GDRN will take the stage and Vigdís Hafliðadóttir, a former Student Council member, will perform.

The Student Council is very much looking forward to celebrating the history of the Council on its birthday and hopes that students and others will unite in the celebration.

The stream is accessible here and The University of Iceland’s coverage of the centenary can be found here.


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