Welcome to CHEIA

CHEIA is the representative group for Higher Education Internal Audit Service providers in the UK.

We provide a network for individuals delivering internal audit services to universities, whether provided in-house, by consortia or contracted out arrangements, as well as institutional staff who liaise with internal auditors.

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CHEIA Development Plan

The updated Development Plan (2021/22 to 2025/26) is now available on the website.

CISA Group

Are you a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or want to become one and not sure how? Do you struggle to do IT audits in-house and need guidance and good practice? 

Practitioners' Group

The Group meets on the First Wednesday of each month and is open to all those who are not Heads of Internal Audit.


One of CHEIA’s objectives is to bring together members to share ideas, experience, and good practice for internal audit in the HE sector.  This means we are well-positioned to facilitate the creation of mentoring relationships across member organisations.

Latest News

Auditing Culture

The July Bitesize session provided participants with practical considerations for when planning an internal audit

Fraud - A New World?

The CHEIA Bitesize session on Thursday, 31 March, 2022 had ‘Fraud’ as the topic of discussion. Over forty HE Internal Auditors were joined by colleagues from KPMG who led the very well received session which considered the definition of fraud, who commits fraud and why and the current fraud landscape. 

Quality Assurance 2022

The updated Quality Assurance Tool is now available.

UUK Accommodation Code of Practice

CHEIA has been part of the UUK Sector Advisory Group (SAG) for the Accommodation Code. All the latest Notes and Guidelines for the Code are available on this website.

Upcoming Events

CHEIA Annual Conference 2022

7-8th September 2022

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