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Southampton University Scores Poorly for Student Satisfaction

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Research has found that more than half of student nurses at the University of Southampton are unsatisfied with their course.

This year's National Student Survey (NSS) found only 49% of undergraduate trainees said they were satisfied with the education and training they had received at the university.

Southampton scored the lowest satisfaction levels of all institutions across the UK, with the University of Abertay Dundee and the University of Suffolk scoring 58% and 59% respectively.

At the other end of the scale, schools such as Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh achieved full marks with a score of 100%.

The University of Southampton said it was "bitterly disappointed" with the results of the survey.

Spokesperson for the institution 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."