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    For current PGCE students:

    Do you have a car in order to get to placements?
    And when did you find out the location of your placements?


    I'm in a bit of a pickle at the moment because I've been told it's almost certain I'll need a car, yet I'm worrying about how I will afford one :/ Has anyone else experienced this?
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    (Original post by Lit2010)
    For current PGCE students:

    Do you have a car in order to get to placements?
    And when did you find out the location of your placements?

    I'm in a bit of a pickle at the moment because I've been told it's almost certain I'll need a car, yet I'm worrying about how I will afford one :/ Has anyone else experienced this?
    I already had a car, and commute further to get to the university than I do to my first placement school.

    I found out my first placement school around 4th October, I think, and had my first induction day in school on 15th October (though didn't start placement properly 'til 5th November). So it was quite a short time between them.

    It would be impossible for me to get to my school without a car - although it's not that far, it's very rural, and by public transport it's literally 2 hours each way - but the university knew I had a car so probably placed me accordingly. People who live near the university and don't have cars mostly seem to have city schools which they can get to by bus.
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    (Original post by Lit2010)
    For current PGCE students:

    Do you have a car in order to get to placements?
    And when did you find out the location of your placements?


    I'm in a bit of a pickle at the moment because I've been told it's almost certain I'll need a car, yet I'm worrying about how I will afford one :/ Has anyone else experienced this?
    They may take into consideration that you don't have a car, but only in that you may get placed at a school that's got decent transport links, or place you there with someone who could give you a lift.

    I was placed in one school that was a 45-60 minute journey on 2 buses, and another that was an hour with a lift in the car or about 1.5 hours on the train. (But both better suited to me than any that would have been close by!)


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    Just posting so I remember to watch this thread. I'm a little worried as I won't be able to drive. I've tried driving lessons on several occasions and both times it initiated bad anxiety, so no driving for me
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    I can't afford a car. My partner takes his to work so I commute on the train or bus. It's expensive! On my placement 2 it's a 1 hour bus ride so not bad at all. I spend longer getting to placement 1 just because the service is infrequent. I have driven on a few occasions and its only 25 mins.

    I haven't found it too hard, in fact I enjoy my morning coffee and newspaper and just time to chill.
 
 
 
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