A FIFTEEN-day occupation at a Scottish university building has come to an end.

Students took over 11 University Gardens on the Glasgow University campus on January 22 in protest over the institution's associations with and investments in companies involved with loss of life in Gaza.

After a negotiation with a member of the university's senior management team, the students reached an agreement with the institution regarding their goals.

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The university will establish a working group to consider the students' demands, which will feed in to the institution's decision making bodies.

University management locked the entrance to the building on the night of February 5 in response to the protesters' plan to hold community events in the building.

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On Tuesday morning, security staff entered the building, confining protesters to a room on the ground floor without access to toilets.

University deputy vice chancellor David Duncan entered the building in the afternoon in order to hold negotiations with the students, with the occupation ending at 3.30pm.

A spokesperson for the occupation told The National: "We're happy to be more involved in the decision making.

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"We're disgusted that the uni is continually colluding[with] and aiding genocide, and upset that the uni didn't take action earlier."

The neighbouring building, Hetherington House, was occupied for several months in 2011 in an anti-austerity protest.

A spokesperson for Glasgow University said: “The university upholds the right of students and staff to express their political views and to exercise free speech.

"The sit-in has been entirely peaceful and at all times our priority has been the health and safety of everyone involved.

“We are pleased that the group has agreed to end the sit-in and learning and teaching can resume in the building.

"We have committed to continue to work with the students via a working group set up to consider their demands.”