Layla Haidrani
Layla Haidrani is a history finalist at University of Kent, Canterbury, and an aspiring journalist. Born and raised in Camden, she writes about student issues, contemporary culture and gender inequality. Layla contributes to several publications including her student-led university newspaper Inquire. Layla is an avid traveller and has a penchant for the East London raving scene.

Entries by Layla Haidrani

Why Immigration Is a Good Thing for the UK

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in the last several years - with its often negative portrayal in our society, it is often not clear why immigration can be a force for good. You only need to take a cursory glance at tabloid newspapers (I'm looking at you, Daily...

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U Consent: How University of Miami Students Are Fighting Sexual Assault Head On

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 5:57 PM

One in four women are victims of a sexual assault during college. It's hard to ignore this shocking statistic -- whether it's in heated debates in your gender class to affecting your everyday decisions like whether that dress might be seen as too "short" or having another drink might make...

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Are Sexual Assaults Being Dealt With Effectively on Campus?

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 8:28 PM

It's not something young college girls (or even college boys) think of when they're packing their bags and heading to college for the first time. Yet sexual assault is an unfortunately common problem, and not by any means a recent phenomenon. At current present, 1 in 4 college women are...

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How University of Miami Students Are Combatting the Florida Education System One Project at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 3:13 PM

Miami -- images of sun, sea and city of vice -- right? Well, if you're lucky enough to be a student here (or on exchange from London as I am!), then for the most part you're probably assumed to be living a hedonistic lifestyle (and you probably wouldn't be totally...

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Made in Chelsea - Who Are the Real Victims?

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Hot off its BAFTA award, Made in Chelsea or 'MIC' as its fans have named the high-profile Channel 4 show, have undeniably made a huge name for themselves. A far cry from the 'staged' reviews of its early pilot, it has won a huge following support with both women and...

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The Government Needs to Stop Discriminating Against the Poor

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2013 | 5:19 AM

As a result of the government's benefit cap which limits welfare payments to £500 a week later this year, around 2,817 people will be affected in the capital due to the Department for Work and Pensions' view that 'it is not right that benefit claimants can receive higher incomes than...

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Disability Cuts Are Affecting Students' Futures

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 8:31 AM

The welfare reform bill set to be implemented in April has led to fears for the future of disabled students as the Disability Living Allowance is set to replace Personal Independence Payments (PIP). This may lead to the 'exclusion of disabled people' from society and may mean that over 280,000...

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It's Not a Race Issue, It's a CLASS Issue

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 3:56 PM

The Education Minister, David Willetts, has recently stated that white working class boys should be targeted for university recruitment in same way as ethnic minorities. After witnessing a vast decline in applications from men for courses, Willetts argues that white working class teenage males should be placed in the same...

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Will Misogyny Ever End?

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:49 AM

Jessica Ennis, a Sheffield-born sportswoman and the nation's sweetheart, created a furore over the summer with her spectacular performance at the UK Olympics, winning a gold medal for her achievements as a heptathlon and is currently the British all-time leader of the heptathlon. Yet her appearance on Sports Personality of...

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Why I'm Not Surprised That the Tories Have Lost Support to UKIP

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 4:34 AM

Surprise, surprise, the Tories have witnessed a vast decrease in its party support, currently six points to 29%, its lowest level since David Cameron was first appointed leader in 2005. In contrast, the UKIP party has witnessed a 6% increase in support. In a period of severe financial austerity with...

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Naked Calendar: Liberation Gone Too Far?

(8) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 11:21 AM

Christmas at university - for many students, it is the opportunity to dress up in festive gear, drink as much mulled wine as your budget can stretch and cram all-nighters for those looming coursework and exam deadlines. For many societies and sports, it is the annual 'naked calendar' where member...

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