13 Aug '13

News Live Q&A: how should parents prepare for A-level results day?

Sponsored Q&A: Join our Q&A as we give tips on how to help your child take their next step

Results day is fast approaching and your child is bound to be feeling the pressure. How do you support them through this stressful time and what happens next if things don't go according to plan?

Take part in our live Q&A, sponsored by the University of Nottingham, this Tuesday from 12-2pm when a panel of experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

What do I do if my child doesn't get the grades they want? What is Clearing and how does it work? And how can I help if things go wrong?

Post your questions below and hear what the experts have to say.

Perhaps your child is indecisive about their next step and you need advice on how best to guide them. Or you might be wondering how this next stage in your child's life will impact your family. Careers advisers and a Ucas representative will answer your queries.

You can also email questions to students@guardian.co.uk

The panel

Vicki Sellens is an experienced careers adviser, having worked at Connexions providing guidance to 13-19s. She is now Transition and Progression Manager at FE college BCA (formerly Berkshire College of Agriculture).

Sean Ferguson has worked for Ucas for 6 years, helping students secure their place at university or college

Rosemary Allen is a Careers Adviser with Careers Wales, the national careers service for Wales

Nathalie Mortimer is head of student recruitment at the University of Nottingham. She can offer advice on what universities might ask if you call up during Clearing

Sarah Slover is communications director for website Not Going to Uni , a site that offers advice for school and college leavers

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