MORE than half of student nurses at the University of Southampton are unsatisfied with their course, new research has found.

As part of this year’s National Student Survey (NSS) results carried out by Ipsos Mori, only 49 per cent of undergraduate trainees stating their satisfaction with the education and training they had received.

The university scored lowest of all institutions across the UK, with the University of Abertay Dundee and the University of Suffolk with 58 and 59 per cent satisfaction results respectively.

It is in stark contrast to schools such as Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh which achieved full marks with a score of 100 per cent.

Following the release of the results a spokesperson for the University of Southampton said the school was “bitterly disappointed with the results of this year’s NSS”.

The spokesperson added: “We have undertaken our own detailed analysis of the feedback and believe we fully understand the root causes of the students’ dissatisfaction.

“We feel confident that the issues raised have either already been addressed or are in the process of being addressed.

“We will continue to engage with our staff and students to ensure that our programmes are of the highest quality.

“We take the results of the NSS very seriously.”