UAL representatives today (26 March 2015) met student protesters at Kings Cross in order to hear their demands formally. The protesters were joined by the President of the Students’ Union, who facilitated the meeting.

The university was represented by Philip Broadhead, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, and Mark Crawley, Dean of Students and Director of Widening Participation and Progression.

Philip invited the protesters to explain their demands and priorities, which he undertook to discuss with the University senior management. He proposed a framework of meetings for the next stage of discussion with protesters, who agreed to consider this following the meeting.

The protesters acknowledged that members of the sit-in at Kings Cross had been treated with respect by UAL. Philip accordingly requested that the sit-in should be abandoned and that the protesters leave the space by midday on 27 March 2015, so that normal university activities could resume without further disturbance.