Here is the e-mail we sent to the Principal Sir Muir Russell, David Newall, the Secretary of Court, and the Student Representative Council. Note, this was sent before we received the aforementioned reply:
Dear University Management,
This is a message from the students currently occupying the Computer Sciences building. Please find attached a copy of our demands. We hope that these will be promptly considered by the University Management to ensure a speedy resolution of this dispute. Our occupation is peaceful and non-violent. We have undertaken to occupy this space due to our disappointment that previous demands did not receive an adequate response.
Those participating in the occupation are representatives of the many hundreds of signatories to our petition which we submitted to management on Thursday of last week.
We hope you will consider this e-mail as a primary route of communication and we would like to stress the importance of a formal response to our demands in writing, signed by an accountable member of University Management. We would like to bring to your attention that we have concerns about negotiating via the University security staff. We have no desire to put them in any difficult positions regarding our demands. We look forward to receiving a response.