When will the course start?
On the 14th of August, for 6 weeks in total.
What time will the course run?
18:30pm-20:30pm (2hrs), every week for 6 weeks.
78 Duke Steet, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JQ
Our course is highly interactive, with a heavy emphasis on public speaking, debating and collaborative learning. We will teach you political skills and knowledge in a way never done before!
- Week 1 British Politics (local and national, separation of powers)
- Week 2 Political Theory & Media Literacy
- Week 3 International Relations (Britain and the World)
- Week 4 Oratory skills, debating and public speaking
- Week 5 Oratory skills, debating and public speaking (part 2)
- Week 6 Speeches!
At the end of the course, you will get the chance to show off what you’ve learnt by delivering a speech in front of your class, with the best speech winning a prize!
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“Lucie was an extraordinary instructor who included everyone.”
“Different to how I would usually learn, but in a good way.”
“Hated Politics and never thought I’d ever want to go near it, thanks for changing that.”
“Really enjoyed the course and I would strongly recommend it.”
Lucie Spicer, our Head of Education Technology, joined our team in June of last year. She holds an undergraduate degree in History from University of Kent, where she worked as a Liberation Officer and spent her spare time creating, coordinating and delivering history, mental health and sexual education workshops in local schools. At Shout Out UK she specialises in political literacy courses and workshop delivery. By knowing how to connect with students from all backgrounds and by constantly communicating with them, Lucie always delivers captivating and interactive workshops, leaving all participants highly satisfied. 79.71% of surveyed all students have ranked Lucie’s presentation style as excellent, and 80.88% graded her ability to spur discussions amongst participants as excellent, as well. Based on this, we can safely say that Lucie fosters trust amongst students, teachers and youth practitioners we work with.
“Understanding politics is part of being an active and engaged citizen – a civic responsibility – and this course will give you the tools necessary to understand and engage in politics.”
– Prof. Matthew Flinders, Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics
We all have inspiring contributions to make to politics and yet our voices are too often ignored. This course can help equip everyone with the tools to challenge decision makers better.
– Fatima Manji, Channel 4 News
Shout Out UK is a dynamic, very modern, organisation with real impact on the debates that matter; paying proper attention to the teaching of politics at school, raising awareness of human rights with young audiences, analysing technology’s growing importance and associated risks, defending freedom of expression, cosmopolitanism and our core demographic values. This is a highly professional group of talented young individuals, inspirationally
led by their founder, Matteo Bergamini, who has an outstanding capacity to connect with, and engage, diverse audiences, and to offer a vision.
– Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Inaugural Chair in Law, and head of Law, at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Employability and Life Skills
You will learn effective spoken communication, including the ability to express your ideas and views clearly, concisely and confidently. At the end of the course you will be able to tailor your verbal and written content and style to different types of audience.
Persuading, Influencing and Negotiation
The course adopts a practical approach to teaching these skills. You will learn how journalists persuade and influence their audience members, by getting a chance to write your own journalistic piece. Throughout the course, there will be multiple opportunities to work on your negotiating skills through formal and informal debates.
Many employers place a premium value on public speaking skills. The ability to easily communicate your ideas in a professional context is important for most jobs. In this course you will learn how to accurately read an audience, how to articulate and convey your ideas in an easily-understood manner and how to create an engaging presentation style that captures and maintains any audience’s attention.
Improvement in Media Literacy:
This course will enhance your understanding of the media landscape. By the end of it, you will have learnt our exclusive 7-step process on combatting fake news, bias, misinofrmation and disinformation campaigns.
Conflict resolution and mediation
Politics has caused society to become increasingly polarised. This course will teach you how to handle difficult situations, so that they become more positive. This is a valuable skill, both for personal disagreements and in a professional context.
Emotional resilience refers to one’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. In this course you will develop your emotional awareness, perserverence in working towards a goal (personal or professional) and the ability to look at topics and situations through a different perspective.
We will work on building your self-confidence in your knowledge on current affairs, and learn how to effectively self-manage your emotions. The ultimate aim is to help you find your voice in all areas of our life.
Improvement in Political Literacy:
The Course will enhance your understanding of local and national politics. At the end of it, you will have gained a clear understanding of how to engage in civic society, as well as the tools necessary to become active in our democracy.
SOUK Professionals Fellowship
Once you have completed the course, you will get access to the SOUK professional fellowship. This includes invitation to exclusive campaigning and educational events at Parliament and the US Embassy, alongside first dibs on our international women’s comedy night, festivals and hackathons!
You will also get premium access to our SOUK Professionals Facebook and LinkedIN groups, where you can mix with like-minded individuals and build career prospects. You will have the chance to engage with people from all over the UK with various views across the political spectrum, and build long-lasting connections.