5.1.1

Decisions at 18

For advisers, by advisers, 'Decisions at 18'  was an invaluable opportunity for professional development for those who support young people considering admissions to higher education and other pathways. As new arrangements for supporting progression and career choices bed in, those in schools and colleges may have scant resources and restricted access to external careers professionals. Yet the need for young people and parents to obtain well-informed advice has never been greater with the new HE fees environment, worries about graduate employment and increasing media attention to other routes. CRAC's conference programme was designed by advisers to help those with advisory roles give effective, informed and up-to-date guidance. Uniquely, it is independent of any single institution or organisation or its interests.