One in ten students would like to swap university and eleven per cent where sorry with the course they had picked. Some students are pushed onto wrong courses by teachers and parents. The survey also found that the new ‘student life’ had made students regret their decision in university.

Students were more likely to be dissatisfied with their choice of course the longer they spent on it-13 per cent of second and fourth year undergraduates compared to nine per cent of first years.

With the sharp increase in tuition fees it is now crucial that students are provided with options to make sure they make the right choice.

Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency in March showed that one in ten students- 7.4 per cent –drop out of university. This represents 27,230 students according to the latest available figures from 2010/11.