The STAND Student Festival is run by students, for students, to raise awareness about the burning issues shaping the world around us. Previously known as the 8x8 Festival, we have been bringing award-winning photography and film to campuses across Ireland every autumn.

2019’s  included a student art and photography competition that highlight the impact of climate change around the world, and a range of  interactive events that explored the theme further.

Interested in helping us plan for 2020? Get in touch!


Check out our previous photography exhibitions developed by students! Every year our outdoor exhibition travels to campuses around Ireland highlighting global justice issues. This year, it could be your art on show! Click here to find out more.

2016 Exhibition

2017 Exhibition

2018 Exhibition

2019 Exhibition



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Join the team!

By joining the STAND Student Festival team you’ll meet new people, develop personal and professional skills, and find out more about important issues that shape the world we live in. We recruit teams of student coordinators to help design and coordinate the festival on campuses across Ireland.