The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. 

This year, we’re celebrating our collective resilience in the face of global challenges. From the fight for climate justice to social inclusion, gender equality to mental health, this year’s #RISEUP Exhibition puts stories of hope, determination, and resilience centre-stage.

The #RISEUP Exhibition will showcase twenty changemakers from around the world who have risen up to take action for positive change. From Ireland to Kenya, Somalia to South Africa, Uganda to Afghanistan, these individuals and collectives have shown courage, creativity and dedication in tackling global challenges.

Find out when the festival and #RISEUP exhibition will be on your campus below. You can also stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter. 

And this year, you can make the pledge to #RISEUP on your campus. Join a movement of global citizens working towards building a kinder, fairer and more sustainable world! To learn more visit

Our Festival will be travelling to 13 campuses across Ireland this Autumn!

Find your campus page below and keep up to date on events near you!

 Main FestivalMini Festival
27th Sept – 1nd OctUCC 
4th – 8th OctTCDNCAD
11th – 15th OctUCDDkIT
18th – 22nd OctMUGMIT
25th – 29th OctDCUTUS
1nd – 5th NovTU DublinWIT
8th – 12th NovemberNUIGIT Carlow

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STAND Student Festival 2021 – Celebrating Resilience

This year we’re celebrating our human resilience in the face of global challenges. Now more than ever, we must celebrate the individuals and communities across the globe who #RISEUP in face of enormous challenges, who believe in the power of action, and who are proof that even in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties, we really can be the change we want to see in the world.


Check out our previous exhibitions developed by students! Every year our outdoor exhibition travels to campuses around Ireland highlighting global justice issues.

2016 Exhibition

2017 Exhibition

2018 Exhibition

2019 Exhibition

2020 Exhibition