Dear all, Without providing too much detail, my friend is on a secondary maths pgce. Over the past few months it has become apparent that our uni tutor dislikes him. we are certain that it's for some sort of personal reason, but nobody can work out what on earth he must have done to her! He thinks its because hes in his 40s - thats how silly it has got! to be honest, it's clear to me too. this woman is a professor, senior on the course, rather egotistical, has her set exact way of doing things and we have been told from more than one source that this woman either likes or dislikes you and has favourites. i don't think she likes me, but my friend she clearly has some sort of personal problem with. He seems to be doing well at his placement school and has many Qs already ticked off, but this woman picks him up on everything, and does not like his teaching, his lessons, behaviour management methods, his essays, anything. most of her criticisms are to do with 'the way he is/teaches/acts/says/does/writes/talks', so he doesnt think technically there is anything wrong with his teaching - no more than any other person at the end of first placement. Again without going into too much detail, she is very personal with him, stone faced and almost aggressive, with no word of praise. We suspect she is negative about him to his placement too, trying to turn their heads. He is worried sick,as this has been going on from day one, he can't imagine what he must have done, now i am worried too, because i sense she doesnt like me either! i dont know how to advise him as i just dont know. i know if you have a prob with your placement you go to your uni tutor, but if it's your UNI tutor who doesnt like you, but your placement say you are ok, and your Qs are ticked off, what implications can this have for your pgce? do they have to be your referee? can they not pass you? i told him as long as his schools think hes good they have to pass him.. is this right? thanks.