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2021 Lent Term Projects – Applications Now Open!

Applications are open until 10:00 pm on 24th January: https://forms.gle/CcwAVSZSQDsLKdKc9

1. Alzheimer’s Research UK – Fundraising Strategy

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The charity powers world-class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner. Its scientists’ work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure, with the mission to bring about a life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. As the COVID-19 pandemic changes donors’ behaviour, they are seeking help to understand how to adapt their fundraising strategy to continue attracting donations successfully.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Provide suggestions on how the community fundraising team can adapt to better support and work with their existing supporter base.
  2. Develop strategies to reach and encourage new supporters to fundraise for ARUK
  3. Suggest how they should adapt their traditional community fundraising activities
  4. Identify relevant new fundraising opportunities that they could explore and capitalise

 

 2. Orchardville – Business Development

Orchardville, a registered charity and social enterprise, is committed to changing the lives of people with learning disability and autism. They believe that with the right support, any individual with a learning disability or autism can reach their full potential and achieve their employment aspirations.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Devise a new business model for Orchardville Works
  2. Analyse post-pandemic job market trends and employment prospects for people with a learning disability / autism
  3. Devise recommendations for adapting Orchardville’s services post-COVID

 

3. Neutreeno – Market Research

Neutreeno is on a mission to put climate change fighting technology into the hands of the everyday person. They let you purchase that favourite pair of shoes or delicious delivery dinner online without having to worry about the climate impact.  Neutreeno integrates with brands and provides them with tools they need to seamlessly deliver their offering sustainably. It provides an all-in-one solution that calculates emissions and sources impactful environmental projects to remove product emissions. They are developing rapidly, with clients onboard and technology constructed.  They’d like to hone their value proposition with brands that are looking to become more sustainable.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Research the current sustainability position of B2C companies
  2. Conduct in-depth interviews and surveys with various companies in different sectors
  3. Explore how Neutreeno’s offering fits in the positions of the researched companies

  

4. The Washing Machine Project – Growth Strategy

The Washing Machine Project is a registered social enterprise dedicated to designing, developing and distributing low-cost, water-saving, manual washing machines to provide displaced and low-income people with an alternative to hand-washing clothes. They have recently launched the Kitchens for Impact Program which aims to partner with Kitchen Companies and White Goods Suppliers. The partnership involves the companies donating an agreed amount whenever they sell and install a washing machine to the household, in return of acknowledgement in meeting corporate social responsibility goals. As they have just launched the program, they would like to grow it by expanding their partnerships.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Identify a list of potential partners by conducting in-depth market research.
  2. Develop a strategy to approach the potential partners by exploring value propositions

 

5. Brightwayz – Marketing Strategy

Brightwayz is a social enterprise promoting safe, active, sustainable everyday travel for all. They do this through the products, projects and information they provide to support active travel and road safety campaigns. They also aim to promote the social enterprise and co-operative ways of doing business – addressing challenges with commercial solutions whilst putting people and planet before profit.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Provide suggestions on the official launch and marketing strategy for the new Brightwayz range
  1. Measure and analyse Brightkidz projects’ social impact
  2. Develop a marketing strategy for Brandmythingy.com’s corporate customers

 

6. Solidaritee – Business Development

SolidariTee is the largest student-led charity supporting positive change in the refugee crisis through offering grants to NGOs and individuals providing legal aid services to refugees. They fundraise predominantly by selling t-shirts known as ‘SolidariTees’. The key to the successful running of the charity is their on-campus student representatives, who both sell the t-shirts and organize events to raise awareness about the refugee crisis. Hence, maximising the capabilities of SolidariTee’s regional representatives while ensuring that they have a positive and fulfilling volunteering experience with SolidariTee is a crucial step.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Increasing revenue generated by regional representatives
  2. Drive rep engagement through a positive volunteering experience and sense of community.
  3. Streamlining logistics of stock distribution (if time permits.)

 

7. Your Own Place – Market Research

Your Own Place works predominantly on prevention of homelessness by providing mentoring support, living skill training and employment support for those that are at the edge of being homeless. They provide professional trainings themselves for the volunteers to be mentors participating in their mentoring scheme. The unprecedented Covid situation has put the organization into a difficult situation, in particular, reduction of donations and other sources of funding has put immense pressure on their survival. To address the sustainability issue by leveraging their expertise in volunteer training, they have launched an online volunteer training service targeting at other third sector organisations. They are hoping that such service would be able to provide them with a sustainable source of income.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Conduct an in-depth market research and identify potential clients for their newly launched volunteer training service.
  2. Develop a suitable business pitch by matching the needs of the targeted consumer segment with the service provided by Your Own Place.

 

8. Charco Neurotech – Market Entry

Charco is a med-tech start-up working on a system for people with Parkinson’s to improve their quality of life. Their CUE1, a non-invasive wearable device for Parkinson’s, utilises pulsed cueing and focused vibrotactile stimulation to reduce symptoms of slowness and stiffness resulting in improved movement. They have received positive results from their pilot tests and are looking to launch their product.

For this project, the client would like the 180DC team to:

  1. Conduct research into various countries looking at the potential market size, distribution channels, regulation and risks
  2. Develop a strategy for how to enter new regions for their product

Why join 180 DC Cambridge?

1. Make a difference on our clients and those they reach

Our work involves helping our clients reach their full potential and overcome the issues they are facing, which in turn, allows them to directly affect their customers or program recipients. Very few other opportunities at university allow students to make such a tangible impact on real organizations.

2. Gain hands-on work experience by tackling real-world problems

Our philosophy and mission focus heavily upon helping our members achieve their professional development goals. Working with 180DC provides members with invaluable experience which can be used to demonstrate interest and experience in consulting on their CV and talk about during interviews.

3. Develop consulting skills with our training workshops and professional mentorship system

Each project team will be paired up with one AC/Consultant from Bain & Company London to provide guideline and insight along your journey. We also have a well-established consultant training programme where you will be taught how to approach problems, manage projects and beyond. Your project ends with a closing presentation where you can present your findings to our clients and fellow consultants.

4. Meet like-minded students and make valuable networks

Joining 180 Degrees Consulting allows our members to carve out a smaller community within the University of Cambridge, and develop friendships that extend outside of organization events.

5. Be a part of the world’s largest student consultancy!

180 Degrees consulting has existed in its current form since 2015. Over the past few years it has expanded rapidly and now has 81 branches spread over 33 countries. We have over 5000 students working on projects at any given time. Apply now to become one of them!

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Apply using the link before 10:00 pm on 24th January:

https://forms.gle/CcwAVSZSQDsLKdKc9

Address:

The University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1TN, United Kingdom

Cambridge

United Kingdom

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  • Alex Tung

    Alex Tung

    President

  • Yulim Kim

    Yulim Kim

    Vice President

  • Julia Yan

    Julia Yan

    Corporate Director

  • James Maskill

    James Maskill

    HR Director

  • Hector Cox

    Hector Cox

    Marketing Director

  • Oishika Ganguly

    Oishika Ganguly

    Finance Director

  • Kavi Mehan

    Kavi Mehan

    Partnerships Director

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