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

In 2021, we celebrated 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 showcased 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.

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STAND Festival Intern

Applications are now open. The STAND Festival Intern will support the STAND Activities Coordinator to successfully bring the STAND festival exhibition and events to 16 campuses across Ireland. We are looking for someone with:

  • Evidence of a commitment to global justice, equality and sustainability issues.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and an ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work with others as part of a team


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

2021 Exhibition