Rebecca Charlton |

‘The benefits are endless – you make new friends and the skills you develop are incredibly valuable’

University of Nottingham BC President Pete Boyes was named the BUCS Student Volunteer of the Year on 8 December . The PhD student talks to Rebecca Charlton about university rowing, lockdown and the benefits of volunteering

Pete joined the University of Nottingham Boat Club in 2014 as an undergraduate and by 2016 had progressed to become its president. He has since enabled the club to double in size from 50 members to 124, along with implementing a number of significant and welcome changes.

This work deservedly secured him the BUCS Student Volunteer of the Year Award in 2020. He’s currently in the final 18 months of his PhD and chats to Rebecca Charlton on Zoom amid a busy online schedule. 

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