RES encouraged all students to maintain a positive and healthy lifestyle. The physical, psychological and social benefits lay the foundation for optimum learning potential and a reduction in everyday stress. A healthy diet, exercise and participation in social activities will strengthen the student´s capacity for learning and will benefit the student´s overall well-being.
RES encouraged all its students to become involved in some extracurricular activities during their studies so they can enjoy the various cultural and social experiences that Akureyri has to offer, this includes sports and recreational activities. RES students were members of UNAK´s Student Union or FHSA that organizes various social events throughout the year. The RES Office sponsored social events that highlight the importance of diversity in our student population-celebrating cultural, gender and ethnic differences.