Student of Life uses elements of Hip Hop culture to engage young people in education.

We deliver exciting workshops and performances in Primary, Secondary schools, colleges and libraries across the UK and overseas.  Our aim is to inspire students’ creativity, build up their confidence, raise aspirations and encourage positive attitudes towards learning.

We’re committed to engaging the disengaged, challenging the gifted and talented, giving a voice to the voiceless through the transformation of learning spaces.


We offer a range of programs suitable for 6 – 18 year olds. 

  1. Hip Hop Literacy – improving listening and writing skills.
  2. Rap Science – Learning Science through rap
  3. PSHCE – using Hip Hop to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of young people

For each program you can chose between a one day session, a 6-week program or a 12 week program. You can also decide if you’d prefer one or two facilitators.

Two of our main facilitators:

1breispicBREIS (pronounced breeze) is a Nigerian-British rap artist and creative education consultant based in London. BREIS is also the author of Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students – A collection of rap lyrics and the inspiration behind them. He is a remarkable live performer who has performed across the UK, Europe, Africa, America, Guadaloupe, Norway and Japan with his fusion of Hip Hop and African rhythms. His work is thought provoking, witty and inspiring. BREIS stands for Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul. He has been working within education for fifteen years and has the ability to use rap to unwrap the imagination of minds. He founded Student of Life in 2009.

His talks and workshops look at themes of Identity and having high aspirations in life. BREIS has also worked extensively with the British Council on numerous occasions as a creative consultant in Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius and Washington DC. He has taken his Hip Hop education talks and performances to Vienna, Amsterdam and was recently a keynote speaker/performer at the International Conference of English Language Teaching in Malaysia.

IMG_1145Karl Nova is a rapper, singer and spoken word poet. He has toured extensively in America, Europe and Africa and is known for his energetic and infectious performances which weave lyrical dexterity with humour and inspirational themes. His style can be said to be socially conscious, inspirational, thought provoking and just plain fun, it engages the listener and takes them on a journey.

Having discovered hip hop music at an early age and memorising rap songs on the radio, he tried his hand at writing poetry and lyrics in his early teens where he found his voice. Shortly after that he discovered he could sing and has sung over the years with many gospel choirs and vocal harmony quartets. Students are always dazzled by his ability to freestyle at will and magically create rap lyrics on the spot. They will be inspired by Karl’s passion for writing and discover their own creative styles.



For further details, send an email to we’ll be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Check out some of our videos on the side to see what we’re about.