Hi I know this is a matter for me to take up with the university, but I was wondering if anybody here has been in a similar situation could offer any advice regarding what routes to take/who to speak to and what my rights are. I am entering my final year of my teacher training at university and I am sure you can all appreciate it is a very important and stressful time. I was originally given a local placement close to my home, which of course I was delighted about. My car subsequently broke down, but as I already had my final placement I didn't feel it necessary to inform the university. Unfortunately, over a month later I was informed that this school was no longer available to me. It was not until yesterday that I was made aware of the new placement school. Although the train and bus times add up to just over an hour, It is over an hour and a half away realistically, as the journey also includes a lot of walking. This exceeds the univeristy's policy of 1 and a half hours travel time by public transport (it was originally 1 hour but apparently they changed it, although no students were actually informed of this). I have contacted the organiser of the placements, who basically said its none of her concern. I also contacted the head of department, who referred me to someone else. I know for a fact that there are other placement schools easier for me to reach, as very few other students live near me. I feel that it is totally unfair that I not only get a placement 2 months late, but also one that is so far away it adds a good 3 hours on to the school day. Has anyone got any ideas of how I can actually get my concerns taken into account? Sorry this is so long just getting extremely anxious and frustrated with the whole situation!