The ANU branch of 180 Degrees Consulting has been operational for eight years with over 40 projects completed. Engaging between 25-40 students per academic semester, we have completed projects for numerous organisations including Mental Health Australia, OzHarvest, St Vincent de Paul, Parkinson’s ACT and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  Our project problems have included external marketing strategy, internal employee management, corporate strategy, financial planning and expansion.

Every academic semester, our student consultants devote time and skills to a project that a  socially conscious organisation has submitted. Our purpose is to aide them to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to the challenges these clients are facing.

The ANU Branch is fortunate to have numerous partners and sponsors in Nous Group, BCG, EY, CA and KPMG.  They mentor and assist our student consultants (lead in teams) in relation to addressing the project issue and presenting solutions. As a result, our student consultants are granted the opportunity to increase their professional skills and exposure whilst assisting a community centred socially conscious organisation. Furthermore, our branch runs professional networking nights, training sessions, and project presentation evenings for our student consultants.

Through ANU 180DC, corporate firms gain exposure to high performing students from ANU whilst improving their professional outreach through mentoring, networking, or marketing. Socially conscious organisations are able to engage with low cost, accessible project consulting to fix internal issues and collaboratively improve student professional skills and engagement.


The Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Australian National University


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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • OZ Harvest

    Area: Operations
    Year: 2017

    To create an analysis framework to measure the effectiveness and efficacy of the NEST Program throughout this three-year period. The analysis framework should work in tandem with the existing evaluation framework and meet all the requirements stipulated in the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. In addition, this analysis framework should be designed with simplicity of usage and outputs clear and easily interpretable material.

  • Raising Hope

    Area: Operations
    Year: 2017

    To conduct a literature review and competitor analyses about how to best retain membership amongst youth volunteer organisations. It is recommended for the team to investigate how other organisations approach membership retention and volunteer culture. As a guide, it would like to investigate the models of organisations like UN Youth, AIME, batyr, and academic and business literature on this matter; but by no means should this list be considered prescriptive.

  • Batyr

    Area: Marketing Strategy
    Year: 2017

    To conduct a feasibility study of the development of a potential ANU specific help-seeking app. Advice should be given on the options and method to go about developing this app in a cost effective and quality assured way, with a level of customization consistent with batyr’s branding and style guide for the event that ‘slotting in’ with an existing app is unviable.

  • Marymead

    Area: Strategy
    Year: 2017

    To investigate the scope of an outcome focused social impact evaluation of the program, focusing on community awareness and engagement. In addition, the consulting team is to come up with a framework for Marymead to carry out this evaluation over the entire duration of this program. Due to constrained resources, the framework should be created with simplicity in mind and is easily implementable.



NOUS Group

Boston Consulting Group

Ernst & Young

Chartered Accountants