James Ashford is a writer and freelance journalist
07 January 2014 11:45 AM
From negotiation skills to spreadsheet management, is this a case of art imitating life?
26 June 2013 10:10 AM
Graduation is a time for introspective leavers to take stock of all they've learned from their time at university. For James Ashford, it didn't take all that long
19 April 2013 03:04 PM
This week, Sheffield third-year James Ashford completes the last of the 50 tasks we once told him he (and you) had to do before he left uni. The anticlimax is palpable
15 March 2013 03:25 PM
This week, Sheffield third-year James Ashford accepts a coffee from his editor and calls it a date, the creep.
22 February 2013 03:33 PM
This week, Sheffield third-year James Ashford engages in some sharp practice on his way to Edinburgh, reminisces about criminal damage and, against explicit instructions, fails to win a pub quiz
05 February 2013 11:37 AM
This week, intrepid Sheffield bantersaurus James Ashford engages in a spot of bants with the #LADS and attempts a night of 'epic karaoke', all in the name of an authentic university experience
04 February 2013 04:32 PM
The University of Birmingham has appointed Professor Randall Curren as Britain’s first ‘Professor of Morality’.
11 January 2013 03:47 PM
This week, indolent Sheffield third-year James Ashford sets up an illicit moonshine still using his stash of fruit cordial and wastes perfectly good champagne.
10 December 2012 02:36 PM
Sheffield third-year James Ashford is determined to do all 50 things The Independent once witlessly suggested all students should do before they leave uni. The results are... just as you might imagine
Doing the 50: There ain't no party like an entirely sober conga-line in Sheffield on a Wednesday night
19 November 2012 04:35 PM
Sheffield third-year James Ashford is determined to do all 50 things The Independent once witlessly suggested all students should do before they leave uni. The results are... cruel and unusual
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 2 Ridley Scott on Exodus, Gods and Kings casting: 'I'm not going to get it financed if my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such'
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school