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. This year’s festival will include a student art and photography competition to highlight the impact of climate change around the world. In 2019, the festival will run in September (NUI Galway), October (University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Maynooth University, Dublin City University) and November (DIT Aungier Street).

We are currently recruiting our STAND Festival Teams 2019! Festival Coordinators will work with us to host festival events and raise awareness of climate change on campuses around Ireland – read what past student coordinators have thought of the experience.
If you’d like the chance to run a festival on your campus, click below to find out more!
Deadlines for applications are:
NUI Galway: midnight 29 June 2019
UCC, Trinity, UCD, Maynooth, DCU: midnight 26 July 2019
DIT Aungier Street: midnight 15 August 2019


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.

2015 Exhibition

2016 Exhibition

2017 Exhibition

2018 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.
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