Layla Haidrani contributes to The Independent, The Huffington Post and Kettle Magazine, writing about student issues, contemporary affairs and politics.
29 April 2014 11:12 AM
31 March 2014 03:58 PM
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.
13 March 2014 10:32 AM
"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.
19 December 2013 10:28 AM
Student life at what Playboy once called the best party school in the USA is a far cry from rainy old Blighty
01 July 2013 11:19 AM
Sports societies have a reputation for being debauched - and maybe a little prejudicial. Can they change?
17 May 2013 12:03 PM
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
02 April 2013 12:12 PM
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
08 March 2013 10:51 AM
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.
20 February 2013 09:35 AM
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.
28 January 2013 09:45 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 disabled people will not get support or be affected by 2016.
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