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Make a Plan B list. Ask them what other universities interest them and jot down their entry requirements. Remember to note the university’s Clearing hotline too.
Don’t panic, don’t hesitate, just call. If they don’t get the grades they hoped for, the important thing is to keep reassuring them that they do have options. And all they need to do is pick up the phone.
Spare as much time as you can. Whether that’s by offering moral support, holding their place in the queue for them, researching the cost of living and the accommodation on offer at the university, or taking them out to celebrate.
Go see the university with them. That’s always the best way to get a real feel for where they’ve chosen. Plus, you can get all your questions answered by staff, students and parents who know the university well.