With operations in 33 different countries, 180 Degrees Consulting is a leading provider of affordable, high quality consulting services worldwide. Its primary aim is to make a lasting impact on socially conscious organizations, be it social enterprises or non-governmental organizations. Aligned with this mission, a team of students from the University of Hong Kong has established a new branch under the umbrella organization of 180 Degrees Consulting.

Our purpose is to make a social impact by enabling students from the University of Hong Kong to provide advice to socially oriented organizations to help them solve their biggest challenges. Our mission is to strengthen the ability of other socially conscious organizations in Hong Kong to achieve high impact social outcomes through the development of innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.

Regular updates are posted on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/180DChkugroup and if you have an enquiries please leave us an e-mail at hku.team@180dc.org.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What types of projects do we take?

Every semester our branch undertakes a diverse range of projects including areas of marketing, business strategy and finance.

Do I need to be in the business faculty to apply?

Definitely not. Although some projects may require business knowledge, many aspects of a consulting project do not. 180DC HKU Team believes that a group of students from diverse backgrounds is essential for a functional and versatile consulting team. We, therefore, encourage students from all faculties to apply.

Should I still apply if I do not have consulting experience?

Yes. Although we do consider previous consulting experience an advantage, a significant proportion of our current team joined with no prior consulting background. We have a network of dedicated University teachers and professional mentors to improve all our member’s consulting abilities. What is more important to us is an inquisitive mind, hard work and a willingness to learn.

What training does 180 Degrees Consulting provide?

180DC as an organization provides a wealth of training materials standardized across all branches to make training simple and effective. Our partnerships with University professors and professional mentors also provides a valuable support network.




Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Po Leung Kuk Language Training Programme

    Area: Hong Kong
    Year: 2016

    Po Leung Kuk’s Language Training Programme provides after-school language training, as well as broader life-skills development, to hundreds of low-income children in 3 different branches in Hong Kong.

    180DC HKU has assisted this programme in solving marketing, student recruitment and student retention related issues, particularly in improving the perception of courses to students and parents.

    "180DC's grasp of the main challenges that we were facing as well as their approach in data collection was professional and thorough. They have been a great help and we will be implementing their ideas into our future work."

    Likeliness of implementing recommendations: 5/5
  • Happy Grannies

    Area: Hong Kong
    Year: 2017

    Happy Grannies provides support services to Hong Kong's underprivileged elderly.

    180DC HKU has assisted Happy Grannies in forming strategic partnerships and bettering its volunteer retention

    "180DC exhibited good insights of the operation of our social enterprise and assisted us to review our future direction."

    Likeliness of implementing recommendations: 4/5
  • Domat Commmunity & Architecture

    Area: Hong Kong
    Year: 2017

    Domat is a not-for-profit architectural organization equipped with the mission of investing in impoverished villages in rural China through means of architectural and research projects

    180DC HKU has assisted Domat in evaluating the effectiveness of its business model, while also redeveloping its Human Resource Management system.

    "We gained an outside perspective and insight into aspects of our organisation that we have had difficulties with. The analysis is particularly helpful."

    Likeliness of implementing recommendations: 4/5