So I'm on a PGCE course right now at a University in a city I don't live but am based in a nearby city that is accessible 15 minutes away by a frequent train service which makes getting to any University based sessions rather easy. This is all in spite I cannot drive due to not having a car or license due to personal reasons. I applied and accepted the place safe in the knowledge that I would be going to the University no more than two days a week, with the exception of a series of lectures at the start of each term. What we got told in the first week of starting the course in the "Induction Conference" was a 10 minute talk about setting up a "Maths Hub" which they called an "innovation" with some very rudimentary details being provided and no follow-up emails about what it exactly entailed for everybody on the course. I came out of it assuming that if you were part of it, both Placement schools would be in the "Hub" and occasional university-based sessions would be replaced by an extra day in school for additional training. Instead, we get told that every Friday would be at one of these schools in the Hub, an additional 20 to 50km from the University campus in small towns that aren't served that well with public transport. The University has not once addressed how much of a logistical nightmare this can be for me and others, resulting in sometimes 2.5 Hour commutes in each direction using a combination of Trains and Buses to get to these schools for 8.30, I didn't go into this course expecting every session to be university based but when only one of the two days are actually in university I feel like I have a point. I've got a meeting with one of our subject mentors regarding my attendance (Because I'm arriving to these sessions either late or just not at all as trekking all that way for a 9-12 day is pointless, especially if I'm late) and want to set the record straight, they haven't addressed this once as being a problem and instead just played the "you can just get a lift off somebody" card, which I find rather uncomfortable to do by just assuming that people are willing and able to give a lift (Some on my course have been super and providing a lift though it makes me feel incredibly uneasy). This information wasn't provided in the interview/application process and the online information for the 2019-20 programme doesn't state this anywhere either, I'd hate for others to sign up to a programme that just isn't feasible. I'd like to know what you all think about this as it's rather infuriating.