Student protesters occupying Deptford Town Hall in Lewisham are due to meet with Goldsmiths management for discussions today.
The Goldsmiths-owned building has been under protester occupation since Thursday (March 26), and the university has now agreed to a meeting, where the demonstrators’ demands may be addressed.
The original demands have been circulated on social media, and continue to include solidarity with the Free University of London movement, and commitment to financial transparency.
Protesters held a Festival over the weekend, including an open mic night and spoken word performances. Students also held a number of workshops for black, minority and ethnic (BME) people and disabled groups, as well as Goldsmiths students in general.
King’s College London, London School of Economics and University of Arts London have all presented demands similar to hose presented by Occupy Goldsmiths, as have many other London universities currently under occupation by students.
Andrew Warren, 21, a KCL student and protester said: “Our demands concern issues such as democratisation, free education, workers rights, divestment, liberation and transparency”.
The protesters have reaffirmed their commitment to their original list of demands, with other universities continuing their respective “festivals”.