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.

CITD Group

The Group is now the Cyber, IT and Digital Group (CITD) instead of CISA, to recognise the wider remit of the group. If you are a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or want to become one and are not sure how, or you struggle to do IT audits in-house and need guidance and good practice, you may wish to join this Group.  

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

CHEIA AGM and Nominations to the Executive

The CHEIA Annual General Meeting will take place on 3 November 2022, online, immediately after the Bitesize Session. All members of CHEIA are invited to attend the AGM.   

CHEIA Conference 2022 - Thank you for joining us

A good number of CHEIA members registered for and joined our 2022 Conference and we want to say thank you.

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. 
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