180 Degrees Consulting


180 Degrees Consultants provide high quality and innovative solutions for social enterprises and non-profit organisations. Consultants work in groups providing effective solutions to help their organisation achieve a greater impact.

Hours involved in the activity

We estimate that each student spends 40 hours over the course of the semester. For this activity you can claim a maximum of three learning and development outcomes per year.

Activity Organiser

Email: president_uc@180dc.org

More information on 180 Degrees Consultancing is available on their website.

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute from the table below (grey areas only). For this activity you can claim a maximum of three grey sections. 

  • A1 - Communication - You communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.
  • A2 - Initiative and enterprise - You look for new opportunities to actively engagement with Māori communities.
  • A3 - Leadership - You demonstrate your sound knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and kawa (marae protocol) when building relationships within the team. 
  • A5 - Planning and organising - You are self-reflective in planning processes, seeking, and responding to feedback from key Māori stakeholders.
  • A6 - Problem solving - You demonstrate a holistic approach to problem solving and seek to apply this in a bicultural context.
  • A7 - Self-management - You recognise and address your own filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences and identify self-development opportunities in the bicultural space.
  • A8 - Teamwork - You recognise and validate the prior knowledge, experience and skills that team members bring.

Note – In order to claim for Bicultural Confidence and Competence you must complete a training session. Contact us for more information. 

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.  
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities. 
  • B3 - Leadership - You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community. 
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new. 
  • B5 - Planning and organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.  
  • B6 - Problem solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • B7 - Self-management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance. 
  • B8 - Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process. 
  • C1 - Communication - You can share and write information clearly.
  • C2 - Initiative and enterprise - You plan and generate solutions to cope with changes.
  • C3 - Leadership - You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • C4 - Learning - You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • C5 - Planning and organising - You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C6 - Problem solving - You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member. 
  • C7 - Self-management - You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • C8 - Teamwork - You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • D2 - Initiative and enterprise - You plan ways to enhance common practices and draw ideas from other cultures
  • D4 - Learning - You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal.
  • D5 - Planning and organising - You create clear goals for each project.
  • D6 - Problem solving - You test what works in a situation and develop strategies to resolve issues. 
Matrix intersection points for 180 Degrees Consulting (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9