The Student Council
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:
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
Open from 10:00 – 17:00 o’clock every work day.
Rebekka directs the Council’s work and represents the Council, within and outside the university.
Marketing, SHÍ boards and committees
Assists students in legal issues and covering their interest
Student representative on the board of the Student Loan Fund as well as advisor to students at UI
The Student Council Managing Director
Represents International students at UI and their rights
Oversees publishing done by the Student Council
School Council's President of the School of Social Sciences
School Council's President of the School of Health Sciences
School Council's President of the School of Humanities
School Council's President of the School of Education
School Council's President of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences