Hello all! I don't know if anyone has seen this, but following the annoucement that bursaries are going to be re-instated for PGCE students next year (and for ridiculous amounts) there has been an online petition created that calls for the bursaries for the 2011-12 cohort (the only one missing out!) to be reinstated and back-dated so we all get what we should. I don't know about anyone else but I could certainly use some extra money, having to work to be able to afford petrol to get to placement as well as doing planning and uni work is killing me!! I found this petition through an ATL newsletter, so at least one union is behind it! It seems unlikely we'll get the 100,000 signatures it needs to go to Parliament, but if every current PGCE student signed it and got parents and friends to as well, I reckon we'd be close. This is the link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/162 And it's gone up by quite a bit since I signed it on Friday, so keep your fingers crossed!!