The Student Council

A team that fights for student rights

The Student Council consists of 17 representatives who are elected in the spring semester each year among all students at the University of Iceland. The representatives are determined in accordance with the number of students in each School of study.  As the system is today, there are 3 representatives from each School, except for 5 representatives in the School of Social Sciences because it is the largest one. Students vote between lists of candidates within their School and the representatives of the council are given a seat in accordance with the proportion of votes.

Elections to the University Council take place every two years and are held alongside the Student Council elections, electronically at Uglan. Students have two elected representatives on the council for two years.

The Student Council’s board:

  • Isabel Alejandra Diaz, President
  • Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir, Vice-President
  • Rebekka Karlsdóttir, School Council’s President of the School of Social Sciences (Röskva)
  • Ingunn Rós Kristjánsdóttir, School Council’s President of the School of Health Sciences (Röskva)
  • Jóna Gréta Hilmarsdóttir, School Council’s President of the School of Humanities (Röskva)
  • Rósa Halldórsdóttir, School Council’s President of the School of Education (Röskva)
  • Ingvar Þóródsson, School Council’s President of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (Röskva)
  • Ellen Geirsdóttir Håkansson (Vaka) and a representative from FEDON have the right to observe.

 

The council’s work is very versatile, from fighting for student rights to hosting fun social events for students. The Council also operates a rights office on the 3rd floor of Háskólatorg, which students can contact if they believe that their rights have been violated.

Phone: +354 570-0850
Email: shi@hi.is      
Open from 10:00 – 14:00 o’clock every work day during the summer.

Meet the council

Isabel Alejandra Díaz
President

Isabel directs the Council’s work and represents the Council both within and outside the university.

Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir
Vice President

Marketing, SHÍ boards and committees

Jessý Jónsdóttir
Student Interest Representative

Assists students in legal issues and covering their interest

Vífill Harðarson
Loan Representative

Student loan representative

Hjördís Sveinsdóttir
Managing Director

The Student Council Managing Director

Alma Ágústsdóttir
International Officer

Represents International students at UI and their rights

Karitas M. Bjarkadóttir
Editor of the Student Paper

Oversees publishing done by the Student Council

Student Relays

Rebekka Karlsdóttir

School Council's President of the School of Social Sciences

Ingunn Rós Kristjánsdóttir

School Council's President of the School of Health Sciences

Jóna Gréta Hilmarsdóttir

School Council's President of the School of Humanities

Rósa Halldórsdóttir

School Council's President of the School of Education

Ingvar Þóroddsson

School Council's President of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences