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.
A document series on the Student Council.
The Student Council of the University of Iceland will, in collaboration with Landsbankinn, the University of Iceland and RÚV, publish a short documentary series on the occasion of the centenary. The topics will be the students’ interest struggle while tracking the history of the Student Council. Ingileif Friðriksdóttir is the host of the show. Interviewees will be all kinds of people who have been involved in the work of the Student Council in one way or another over the years and set their mark on the interests battle.
The episodes will be shown on RÚV and we will publish the dates as soon as possible. A clip from the episodes will be premiered at the Student Council’s birthday party on December the 4th. The festival starts at 18:00 and there is a link to the stream here: https://www.hi.is/vidburdir/aldarafmaeli_studentarads_fagnad
Emily Reise, International Representative of the Student Council, was on RÚV’s evening news recently.
There she talks about the crisis that for foreign students at the University of Iceland are facing now. She says it is clear that the main concern is due to the uncertainty caused by the development of the epidemic and that the school authorities have to listen and show flexibility in connection with exams. Armando Garcia, a graduate student in education, also shares his experience. Emily has been very active in her work, ready to help and look for ways to maintain the social aspect through all kinds of electronic events. However, students need support from the university and the government as well, and they are shown understanding.
Link here: https://www.ruv.is/sjonvarp/spila/frettir-kl-19-00/27717/8kua2e interview with Emily starts at 13:20