Hello, I've applied for a place at Exeter Univeristy for the Primary PGCE starting in September 2012. I've had my interview (which went really well I think) and am waiting to hear whether I've got a place. The thing is I am now reconsidering whether starting the course next year is the best plan for me. My boyfriend and I haven't lived together for nearly two years after we had to move out of our rented house when he was doing his masters, and if I choose to do my PGCE in Exeter next year then it is unlikely we'd be able to live together until I'd completed my course. It is just really difficult trying to match up our job opportunities and career plans, and find a place where it is possible for both of us to both be successful. I know that relationships are all about compromise, but I'm now super keen on the Exeter course and don't really want to consider other universities (plus it would be difficult at this stage to go for my second choice I think). I just wanted to get any advice/opinions on whether deferring a place for a year is a sensible decision or even possible (I'm thinking not given how competitive primary courses are). I'd be willing to apply again next year if not. Also there is still the remote possibility that my boyfriend would be able to get a job in Exeter by next September so how long do I leave it before letting the university know? It really isn't helpful that you have to apply so far in advance...so much can change in the ten months between applying and starting the course (for example my boyfriend being made redundant from his company last week, so no time to find work in Exeter, needs a job asap!). Oops, gone on a bit of a rant there! But like I said, any advice or opinions would be gratefully received.