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The Team

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Founder & Director
Matteo Bergamini

Matteo Bergamini is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and political literacy activist. He has a degree in Politics & History, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Brunel. He has worked on a number of projects from the Channel 4 Youth Leaders’ Debate to the creation of a Political Literacy Course, accredited by AQA. An avid promoter of political discourse and literacy amongst young people, he was invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for his work in encouraging political education amongst young people.

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Creative Director
Patrick Ireland

Patrick Ireland is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, entrepreneur and the Creative Director at Shout Out UK. He has degrees in Politics and Filmmaking from both the University of Sheffield and the London Film School. He has directed a variety of short films – often of a political or social nature. Since 2015, he has overseen the creative direction of Shout Out UK’s multitude of different projects.

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Managing Editor
Diana Aganey

Diana Aganey, to use the words of someone older and wiser, is a “poet, philosopher and journalist”. Having finished her studies at St Andrews University, she now prefers to dedicate her time to writing while exploring herself and the world around her.

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Education Coordinator
Beth Munro

Beth Munro is a recent graduate of International Development with French. Whilst at University, she started a group running politics workshops in local schools and youth centres. Our newest addition to the team, Beth is excited to work with Shout Out to provide a space for Young People to express their opinions and the tools to do so in a powerful way. Wishing she had been introduced to politics at a younger age, and enraged by the exclusion of young people from the political sphere, she is committed to engaging young people in politics and empowering them to use their voice to make the change they want to see in the world.

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Director & Adviser
Raj Sharma

Studied BA hons Graphic Design at Westminster University. Set up his first buisness in fashion/textile at the age of 23 and soon created a multi-million pound company dealing in fashion, manufacturing and textiles – and at its peak 57 retail outlets. Has since worked in TV and has been involved in both large residential and commercial developments and a major shareholder in Aim Companies. Raj is also involved as a Co-Founder, Investor and Director in a variety of successful startups in all fields including tech, medical, automotive and food and drink.