Students from University College Dublin parade through Dublin city centre to mark the start of College Week.

Students from University College Dublin (UCD) marked the beginning of College Week with a parade through Dublin City Centre.

The objective of College Week, which runs from 19 to 26 March, is to raise funds for three charities – the JF Kennedy Memorial Fund, the Worlds University Service and an extra mural fund for students.

Events throughout the week include a long distance walk by four UCD students from Waterford to Dublin pushing a pram containing a barrel of Guinness.

The College Week film festival opens at the Grafton cinema and will include screenings of 'Death of a Cyclist', ‘The Bridge’, ‘The Cranes are Flying’ and ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’.

A fashion show will also take place at Newman House on St Stephen’s Green.

Other events include the crowning of the College Week Queen, lunchtime ballad concerts, and plays by the UCD Drama Society. College Week ends with the ‘Tramps’ Ball’ held at the Olympic Ballroom.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 March 1965. This clip is mute.