Layla Haidrani

Layla Haidrani contributes to The Independent, The Huffington Post and Kettle Magazine, writing about student issues, contemporary affairs and politics.

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Kent University's Union apologises as students accuse summer ball posters of ‘legitimising rape’

Kent University's Union has come under fire from its students, who took to social networking sites to complain about a poster advertising its 2014 Summer Ball.

Founders of the Oxford project were inspired by the recent

Oxford's students of colour speak out in powerful 'I, too, am Oxford' campaign

"Just because I’m black doesn't mean I’m Barack", “How did you get in to Oxford? Jamaicans don't study" and "…but wait, where are you really from?" These are just a few of the powerful 65 pictures of students of colour attending Oxford University destroying stereotypes of Black and Asian students in education. This campaign, aiming to confront prejudice at Oxford, has unveiled a thought-provoking insight into the struggles coloured students face daily at the prestigious university.

Fun in the winter sun: A semester abroad at University of Miami

Student life at what Playboy once called the best party school in the USA is a far cry from rainy old Blighty

Do sports societies at university need to be more inclusive?

Sports societies have a reputation for being debauched - and maybe a little prejudicial. Can they change?

Does more need to be done to integrate transgender people at university?

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). and while universities might be making great strides to combat homophobia, transgender students are still having far too tough a time of it

Two young marchers send a clear message on yesterday's SlutWalk

We must do more to fight sexual harassment at university

A recent NUS study found that 50 per cent of students believe sexual harassment to be rife on UK campuses. We all need to be doing much more to stamp it out, says Layla Haidrani

It’s International Women’s Day, but where are the female role models?

International Women’s Week, this year falling between 4 and 8 March, is the opportunity to assess how far women have advanced in economic and political spheres, and how to continue furthering the progression of women all over the world.

Mental health: Don’t suffer in silence

University: it is depicted in the media as one long, unending party and the chance complete the ‘essential life experience’ of activities before graduation. Everyone expects young people to be euphoric on the university experience and for many, this is not far wrong.

Disabled people can achieve more with practical help

Disability cuts are affecting students' futures

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 disabled people will not get support or be affected by 2016.

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