Layla Haidrani
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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.

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Why Immigration Is a Good Thing for the UK

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2014 | (01:00)

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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Made in Chelsea - Who Are the Real Victims?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (16:16)

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 17 February 2013 | (10:19)

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 19 January 2013 | (13:31)

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 7 January 2013 | (20:56)

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 20 December 2012 | (14:49)

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 18 December 2012 | (09:34)

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 11 December 2012 | (16:21)

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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