Hi all, I am just wandering if anyone can help... I am due to start applying for a PGCE in September and would like to know your thoughts if you've been to Newman Uni in Birmingham. My boyfriend goes there at the moment and is finding his course (Sport Science) very badly organised. For example, work is taking 3 months to be returned, teachers are never there for support, lectures are often cancelled with no prior notice... They are generally just very disorganised. I am wandering whether this is the same in PGCE courses? I have read that the Uni can make or break a PGCE- placing you in schools too far away, lack of support, bad organisation, loads of evidence required for QTS folder. Can anyone help shed some light on Newman's primary PGCE programme? 1. How long are the placements? 6 weeks each or a longer one at the end? 2. How much evidence is required for QTS folder? 3. How many assignments were you given? 4. Was the support lacking? Thanks in advance!