The University of Iceland and the Icelandic Student Services have purchased Hótel Saga

The Student Council celebrates the milestone that has been reached with the purchase of Bændahöllin, otherwise known as Hótel Saga, which will now finally be used for the University of Iceland’s and the Icelandic Student Services operations. There is great anticipation for having the School of Education on the central university campus, as well as for providing an increased supply of housing for students with just over 110 new studio apartments in close proximity to the university.

This idea, which came to light within the university community, offered new opportunities to integrate the campus, unite the student body and expand services on the campus.

The Student Council sincerely congratulates the university community and looks forward with optimism, as the future includes further development with sustainability in mind, for the benefit of both students and staff.

Student Council meeting December 16th 2021

The Student Council’s next meeting will be held in O-101 at 5:00 p.m. on December 16th.

According to paragraph 9 of the Student Council’s laws, the Council’s meetings are open to all students at the University of Iceland. Students who are not members of the Student Council may therefore attend meetings and listen to discussions within the Council.

Please contact the office of the Student Council at if you have any questions regarding the meeting or the agenda. Furthermore, all students are welcome to contact the office with inquiries about their rights.

Meeting agenda

  1. Meeting begins 17:00
  2. Vote/approval on minutes from last meeting 17:00-17:05
  3.  Announcements and issues ahead 17:05-17:20
  4. Presentation on the Icelandic Student Services 17:20-18:00
  5. Intermission 18:00-18:10
  6. The Student Council’s annual financial statement 2020-2021 18:10-18:25
  7. Proposal on maternity/paternity grant 18:25-18:40
  8. Other issues 18:40-18:50
  9. Fundi slitið 18:50

Inga Huld nominated for Member of the Year by the Student Council

The Student Council nominated Inga Huld Ármann as a member of the year 2021, on behalf of the National Youth Council of Iceland.

Inga Huld is a student council member and a member of the School Council of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, as well as being the chair of the Student Council’s academic affairs committee and therefor a member of the University Council’s academic affairs committee. Inga works with much professionalism and devotion to student affairs, whether it is within her field of study or the central administration. Teaching is one of the cornerstones of any university and it is extremely important to have a strong individual there to defend the interests of students.

Congratulations on the nomination dear Inga Huld!

Annual prevention campaign of HMS and the National Association of Firefighters and Paramedics

The annual prevention campaign of HMS and the National Association of Firefighters and Paramedics started on December 1st and will last until December.

An interview has been conducted with Sólrún Alda Waldorff, a university student, who was seriously burned when a fire broke out in an apartment in Mávahlíð in 2019. She shares her life experience with us to strengthen the discussion in the field of prevention. The Student Council is happy to share the message.

Let’s be careful together and fulfill the items in the checklist below:

  • Smoke detector in all rooms
  • Household members know escape routes out of the home
  • Fire extinguishers should be located at exits and escape routes
  • Fire blanket accessible and visible in the kitchen
The interview can be found here.

Viðtal við Sólrúnu Öldu Waldorff from Húsnæðis- og mannvirkjastofnun on Vimeo.

The Student Fund open for applications for the second allocation

You can now apply for grants in the second allocation of the Student fund here . We encourage you to follow the instructions in the application form closely, since failure to meet the requirements of the application can result in the application being declined.

The application deadline is until 12:00 on December 16th. 2021. Late applications will automatically be turned away.

Before you apply, it is recommended that you read about the fund, especially its laws. Diagnostic and maintenance grants will be granted in this allocation.

Questions shall be directed to María Sól Antonsdóttir, the fund’s chairperson. María can be reached by email at