Macquarie University

Based out of Sydney, Australia, the Macquarie University branch of 180 Degrees Consulting provides students with the opportunity to work on consulting projects for non-profit organisations. Our mission is to strengthen the social impact of these organisations through innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions. Founded in 2008, the branch prides itself on being able to provide charities, not-for-profits and NGOs with tailored solutions to address the often complex and unique issues facing social impact organisations today. We undertake a variety of new projects in different subject areas, and have significant experience in fields including marketing, HR, business strategy and finance.

Benefits to joining this branch


Develop Your Consulting Skills

Gain hands on experience in line with modern and industry based consulting methodologies and frameworks. We pride ourselves on mirroring industry standards as closely as possible throughout each of our projects, which will provide you with a second-to-none introduction to the world of consulting.


Make a Real Impact

Throughout your time at the Macquarie University branch of 180 Degrees Consulting, you will have the opportunity to work with those that need it most, to solve the most pressing issues facing the community. It is an immensely rewarding experience knowing that your work and time are going towards improving the lives of those who would often otherwise not have support.


Refine Your Broader Skill Set

We run several workshops throughout each project timeline, including methodology training days, presentation and slide deck skills. You will have the opportunity to put these into practice as you take control of your very own project! Our team-based approach also serves as a fantastic way to develop your communication, leadership and teamwork abilities, all in an inclusive and supportive environment of like-minded students.


Make Meaningful Connections

Throughout the project timeline, you will interact with real clients on a regular basis to refine your recommendations and tailor them to specifically meet the challenges facing the charity, not-for-profit and NGO sectors. You'll also receive support from the best in the industry, with our broad range of partners and sponsors providing career and project guidance on a one-on-one basis. We also run social events within the branch, including our mid-semester social and awards night. These are a great way to unwind with your team and the branch as a whole, and are a great way to form lasting friendships.

Contact details

Balaclava Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2109

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Leadership Team

Tom Simes


Penny McClean


Tom Henderson


Oliver Dermody

Consulting Director

Jack Payne

Consulting Director

Rujuta Penharkar

Consulting Director

Michael Drever

Partnerships Director

Beckham Hee

Marketing Director


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