President’s Welcome

Welcome to 180 Degrees Consulting at the University of Bath!

We are a consulting organisation working with social enterprises and nonprofits on a mission to help our clients solve their hardest challenges and scale their efforts.

Consulting for the most forward-thinking and impactful organisations in the social sphere, our people are constantly challenged to deliver innovative, practical and sustainable solutions that help our clients expand their reach and positively affect communities on a global scale.
At 180DC no two problems are the same, and addressing them requires our consultants to engage in a wide range of services spanning from top-line strategy and operations optimisation to financial analysis and assistance with expansion, just to name a few.

Our ability to cater to all of our client’s needs hinges on the quality of our people, which is why we value them as our single greatest asset and invest so much in their growth.
In addition to getting rigorous training and gaining valuable first-hand consulting experience, our members have access to year-round mentorship, resume and cover letter workshops, interview preparation, application assistance, career guidance and everything else for their professional development.
Most importantly, however, we provide an invaluable network of alumni as well as current members whose experience in a diverse range of industries and roles offers unique opportunities.

Reflecting the fact that many of us have different career aspirations, academic backgrounds, and diverse life experiences, we do not have an exact profile that we look for in prospective consultants.
All our members, however, share a core set of values and qualities: intellectual curiosity, relentlessness, a desire to solve complex problems and create meaningful impact, and above all, an unwavering commitment to our organisation and its mission.

If you are a student, no matter what you hope to accomplish during your time here at Bath or in life, I encourage you to start the application process and learn more about 180 Degrees Consulting from our information sessions, current members, or our website.
If you are a potential client, I encourage you to reach out to our Client Services Director, Julian Kessel at jkessel@180dc.org 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to meeting you! 

 


Prospective Clients

If you represent a social enterprise or non-profit, and are interested in taking advantage of the consulting services that 180 Degrees Consulting at the University of Bath can offer you, I encourage you to reach out to our Client Services Director, Julian Kessel, at jkessel@180dc.org 

He will be able to give you more information about our client engagement period, offer you more detail about our services and work with you to understand how to best help your organisation.


Prospective Consultants

We encourage students from all backgrounds and areas of study to apply to be a consultant for 180 Degrees Consulting, as diversity in skills allows us to tackle a broader range of issues a client may be facing.

Successful applicants will usually be those who are academically successful, analytical, motivated, team-players, show initiative, and have demonstrated a passion for management consulting and the non-profit sector.

These attributes may be demonstrated in your application through your area of study, past work experience, career aspirations, extra-curricular involvement and leadership roles.

If you feel that you match this profile and are ready, head over to https://180dc.org/platform/apply/branch/bath to send us your application!

Please feel free to direct any questions regarding 180 Degrees Consulting, or the application process, to our Operations Director, Jonny Ayres, at jayres@180dc.org, and we wish you the best of luck with your application!

 


Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: I am a Fresher. Am I eligible to apply?
      A: Yes. We gladly accept applications from all candidates.
    • Q: I am not a student from the Faculty of Management. Am I still eligible to apply?
      A: Absolutely. Diversity in academic studies and expertise allows us to generate the most innovative, practical and sustainable solutions for our clients.
    • Q: Is there a minimum average required?
      A: There is no minimum average required to apply, however academic performance is one of the many factors that the recruitment committee takes into account when reviewing applications.
    • Q: Are you able to accept late applications?
      A: Unfortunately, due to the timeline with which we evaluate applications, we are unable to read any applications that are submitted past the stated application deadline.
    • Q: I applied to 180DC in the past but was not accepted. Am I allowed to re-apply at some point in the future?
      A: Yes. We recognize that the application process is competitive, and that your circumstances may change over time. Re-applying is an indicator of continued interest, and will therefore be judged as a positive rather than negative aspect of your application profile.
    • Q: I am unable to attend either information session. Will this negatively impact my application?
      A: No. We highly encourage applicants to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the organization and network with some of our members, however if you are unable to make it, your application will not be evaluated differently.
    • Q: What is the weekly time commitment associated with being a Consultant for 180DC?
      A: Roughly 5 hours per week. This includes organization-wide meetings, project group meetings, and any research/tasks Engagement Leaders may assign to Consultants. There may be some variation depending on the stage of a project, however we are considerate about our members’ academic commitments and strive to work around them. Our members typically find it very manageable to accommodate this commitment alongside other academic and extra-curricular involvement.

— Established May 2018

Address:

University Of Bath, Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, UK

University of Bath

UK

apply to Become a Consultant

To apply to become a 180 Degrees Consultant, please click the button below, then select your branch and complete the form.

Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Agrini

    Area: India
    Year: 2018

    Agrini is a social enterprise introducing technology in the tribal and rural education system, with the aim of facilitating community participation in local governance and self-employment, thereby reducing outward migration from rural areas.

    The project focused on the identification of Agrini's as-is operational strategy and potential areas for improvement. To do this, market analysis of peers was conducted to better understand the nature of the programmes offered by similar social enterprises within the realm of volunteering. To come up with a robust recommendation, the team finally carried out demand analysis through primary research.

    The team is currently working on phase 2 of the project, developing an implementation plan for phase 1 recommendations.

    "It has been a very positive interaction with 180 Degrees Consulting Bath. The team members have always been very forth coming and patient with us. They have made us re-think some of our strategies and their recommendations are very helpful."
  • Rethink

    Area: England
    Year: 2018

    Rethink Mental Illness is a mental health charity based in England. Helping almost 60,000 people every year, the organization provides services, support groups and information to those affected by mental illness and caregivers.

    Our team helped the organization devise a template for the marketing of their sporting events portfolio to improve fundraising efforts.

    "It has been a pleasure working with 180DC Bath. Everyone we have come into contact with has been professional, and great to work with. All three presenters were great, very confident and knew their stuff"
  • Fight For Sight

    Area: England
    Year: 2018

    Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading eye research charity seeking to help people who are living with eye conditions by finding new pioneering treatments to treat and prevent sight loss.

    Our team helped the organisation better understand how to target a younger donor demographic.

    "t was great working with the 180DC team; they were incredibly enthusiastic about our cause and worked hard to understand who we are and why we exist. They did a sterling job in identifying how we might appeal to a younger audience and where the potential opportunities might be. Thanks to everyone on the team!"

Sponsors

Partners

Q5

Finalta by McKinsey

Kurt Salmon

KPMG