STAND: Student Advisory Panel
Student Advisory Panel
STAND is a Suas initative. STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world. We support third-level students to stand up for justice and equality, learn more about important global issues, and find out how they can take positive action. We do this by running a range of activities in collaboration with students at third-level campuses across Ireland, including:
- STAND Student Festival: annual film and art exhibition for students highlighting global justice issues.
- STAND Global Issues Course: part-time evening course for students who want to change the world.
- STAND Ideas Collective: changemakers programme building creative solutions to global problems.
- STAND News: an online student-run news outlet focusing on global justice and equality issues
- Campaigns: through the 10000students.ie platform in partnership with USI
The STAND Student Advisory Panel is an essential part of Suas Educational Development’s mission to mobilise young people to take action for global justice. This consulting body provides insights and perspectives on STAND campaigns, events, activities, and more. In addition to providing feedback on STAND’s work, the SAP is able to raise issues, topics, and experiences that the group feels are important for STAND to be aware of and potentially include in its work. This can include a greater urgency around the need for climate action, barriers that prevent students in rural parts of Ireland from participating in programmes, or the need for social spaces for international students.
As a member of the SAP, you:
- Learn more about the work of a global justice-focused organisation.
- Build interpersonal skills and confidence speaking about issues that are important to you.
- Are invited to co-lead meetings alongside your peers.
- Make a difference in ensuring that youth perspectives inform STAND’s work.
Meetings take place virtually on the first Tuesday of every month at 6PM – 7PM.
- Semester 1: Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6 2022
- Semester 2: Feb 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6 2023
Applications have been extended to October 2 2022.