I began a pgce primary at university this september. I've completed a four week 'autumn school experience' and am due to start 'bees 1' (first proper) five week placement in january followed by a twelve week 'bees 2' placement for the summer term. The university seems to be experiencing immense difficulty in finding placements for about six of us and time is fast running out. Their stock response to our angst is just to tell us we're doing fine and it'll all be sorted out and not to worry. Not very constructive or reassuring! We're just being fobbed off! Is their any obligation on their part to place us? I know we have to complete a certain amount of weeks in order to qualify and i'm afraid i might fail to achieve qts by jul 2013 because of a lack of placement time. Is there anything we can do? Feeling desperate and stressed and not very christmassy!