University College Dublin

 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 UCD the week of October 11th – October 15th.

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

Date & TimeEventLocation/Registration
October 11th – October 15th#RISEUP ExhibitionMain Concourse – James Joyce Library
October 11th 12:00 – 2:00PMCoffee MorningJoin here!
October 12th 6:00 – 8:00PM#RiseUp Activism Discussion Space experience, approaches & burnout Pavilion 4
October 13th 12:00 – 2:00PM#RiseUp for Climate: Clothes SwapPavilion 5
October 14th 11:00 – 12:00PMIrish Aid WorkshopRegister here
October 14th 3:30PM#RiseUp for Climate Screening: Thank You for the Rain Quad Room
October 15th 11:00 – 1:00PM#RiseUp For Equality: LGBTQ+ LibraryPavilion 4
October 15th 5:00 – 7:00PMGames NightPavilion 5


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.

#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!