I am going to be starting a secondary PGCE in September and have just found out my placements for the year. My second (longer) placement, is going to take an hour and fifty minutes to get to by public transport - I don't have a car. There is a possibility of me getting a lift with other students who are also placed there, but I won't find out if this is possible until I begin the course. As a recovering anorexic, I am worried about the effect that travelling almost four hours each day will have on my mental health, as well as my assignments and lesson plans. I tempted to write to my university expressing my concerns and am aware that they would be under no obligation to change my placement. If I did write, do you think it would raise concerns that I might not be able to cope with the demands of the course? That is the last impression I would like to give. Is it usual for PGCE students to have to travel for this long to placements? Other people on my course don't seem to have to travel so far or long.