Students who have been occupying Deptford Town Hall for more than 100 days have been served with an eviction notice.

The Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action group posted a photo of the notice on Twitter calling a hearing at 10.30am on Friday, July 26 after Goldsmiths University took out the possession order.

The group first took up residence in the Town Hall on March 12 in a protest against alleged racist abuse of a candidate in the student union elections.

The group said it would not leave the town hall until the university met its demands, including a strategic plan to tackle racism on campus and the removal of statues of figures that are considered “colonisers.”

It has also called for support staff including security guards and cleaners to be brought in-house as employees of the university.

In response to the occupiers’ demands, the University has committed £500,000 to “address the BAME degree attainment gap and wider racial justice issues” highlighted by the group.

This money will go towards educating staff on race awareness and hiring more staff members in counselling positions.

However, the group is adamant it will not end its occupation of the Town Hall until all its demands are met.

A University spokesman said: “We have gone as far as we can to meet the protesters’ demands, committing an additional £500,000 as part of a comprehensive plan which includes reviewing how reports of racism are handled, recruiting extra student wellbeing staff and providing race equality training for all our employees.

“Unfortunately, after four months of trying to find a way forward, the protesters have refused to leave until their remaining demands are met.

“This has left us with no choice but to take proportionate legal steps to end the protest so that the building can be returned to use for teaching.”

A spokesperson for Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action told News Shopper the threats of eviction were likened to "racialised violence."

They added: "All we're asking of Goldsmiths is to sign a contract on commitments that they'd already made in a minuted and recorded meeting.

"If the contract is signed, we'll leave."

News Shopper understands Goldsmiths is not pursuing criminal charges against the students.