Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

 Find out more about the events on your campus and the actions you can take this year!

The STAND Student Festival will be travelling to GMIT the week of October 18th – October 22nd.

Check back soon for confirmed events, dates, & times on your campus! 

Date & TimeEventRegistration Link/Location
October 18 – October 22#RISEUP ExhibitionGMITSU Mayo Corridor
Commencing October 26thMini Global Issues CourseRegister here

Monday, October 18th, 10:00 AM

Talk with Pamela Uba

Lecture Hall 1000, Galway Campus

**Link will be provided for those who can’t attend in person

Monday, October 18th, 1:00 PMTalk with OutWestCanteen, Mayo Campus

Tuesday, October 19th, All Day

STAND Table – Competition & PrizesCanteen, Mayo Campus
Wednesday, October 20th, 1:15 PMPizza, Popcorn & Film Screening: 2040

P002, Mayo Campus, Register here

Friday, October 22nd, 11:00 AMIrish Aid WorkshopRegister here


Take the pledge to #RISEUP with STAND and the Union of Students Ireland (USI) and join a community of like-minded students and recent graduates passionate about standing up for justice, equality and inclusion.


The STAND Student Festival is putting stories of hope, determination and resilience centre-stage. Register for the events happening on your campus and make sure to visit the exhibition.


Register now for the STAND mini Global Issues Course – ‘Development, Dignity and Rights: Our Place in the World’. The mini-courses are shorter, comprising four online evening sessions over four weeks. 

#RISEUP Exhibition

The #RISEUP Exhibition, featuring twenty global changemakers will be visiting your campus. The location is TBC. Please check back during your Festival week.


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This year our festival is celebrating the changemakers and trailblazers who inspire you – and who have risen up in the face of global challenges to bring about positive change. We are highlighting individuals and communities who embody resilience – who have shown courage and strength in tackling global justice issues, from across the fields of social inclusion to mental health, climate action and gender equality.

Follow along for Festival updates, interviews, and artwork this Autumn!