I'm doing a primary PGDE at the moment and I live in Glasgow. Of approximately 120 students less than 5 of us have been told our next placement will be in a village that is at least 1 hour 20 minutes away from our places of residence by public transport. None of us own a car, so we are expected to travel by train, bus (AND on foot for 20 minutes) to our placement school. The journey would take approximately 35 minutes by car. I feel this is incredibly unfair when everyone else has been placed no more than about 30 minutes from where they live. Not only is relying on public transport in this country stressful enough as it is, it also hugely restricts the amount of planning and preparation time we'll have for our classes as we'll be in transit for such a long time. My first placement went well and I received a very positive report from my school, yet I feel the university is now jeopardising my chances of successfully completing the course with this arbitrary decision. If this topic belongs in another part of the forum then I apologise, but any advice regarding any steps I can take would be greatly appreciated as I am really upset about this, gutted actually. Thanks.