This has completely changed things for me. I was relying on some kind of bursary, and I had been realistic and imagined it would be scaled down. But for it to be abolished completely?! I simply cannot afford to complete a PGCE now, if I were to be offered a place. Had this been announced earlier, those in the same position would have been able to explore other avenues but now there's so little time and the chances of being accepted onto another programme are growing slimmer by the day. What a shame.