Academic Relations

The Academic Relations & Research (ARR) team of ISACA London Chapter caters for and works closely with local universities, industry, authorities and other ISACA chapters in providing the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking and career development to students in the fields of Cyber Security, IT Risk Management, IS Audit, Information Systems, Enterprise Governance and Compliance.

Full-time students are invited to become Student Members with many unique benefits. To explore and connect with industry in achieving career goals please visit our chapter homepage.

We are thankful to our members who voluntarily contribute as guest speakers in delivering talks at universities in providing opportunity to students in building professional network and understand business and its issues.

We regularly collaborate with universities and participate in events to promote ISACA certifications not just to students but also to business leaders as qualifications for their employees.  Please check our chapter and ARR events pages for current events.

We assist our student members in developing their knowledge, competencies, and networks through purposeful mentoring relationships with ISACA professional members and industry in providing the tools to meet their imminent professional aspirations. We would like to encourage more professional members to contribute by being part of it. Please contact us if you would like to hear more about this activity as mentee or mentor. 

Students are welcome to use our platform in getting their thesis survey published so professional members can help at their discretion. Please contact us for further details.

If you know of an interested student or would like to be volunteer then please contact us.  We would highly encourage to learn more about ISACA’s London Chapter academic relations and research activities by visiting our homepage.

Students and New Graduates

Full-time students are invited to become Student Members and connect with industry leaders who can help in achieving their career goals. To qualify, students must be considered a full-time student by their university/college. For further information please contact academics@isaca-london.org. An ISACA Student Member will be able to:
  • Gain understanding about ISACA’s Certifications (CISA, CRISC, CISM & CGEIT), CSX framework and how they can help position you for a fulfilling and higher-paying IT career.
  • Network with local professionals and recruiters during monthly networking sessions;
  • Access career and volunteer opportunities through attendance at professional events;
  • Obtain leadership opportunities with local ISACA London chapter;
  • Access discounts at the ISACA bookstore publications and ITGI research;
  • Monthly complementary educational events for students;
  • Attend free webinars and virtual conferences, and receive discounts on ISACA conferences;
  • Access ISACA’s Online Career Centre with more than 5,000 jobs and student internships opportunities.

Student Interest Groups

ISACA recognize the role that university plays in helping shape cyber security community and encourage academic communities to apply for ISACA Special Interest Group (SIG) status. In order to become officially recognized as the ISACA SIG, university authority and student need to contact the Academic Relations Department, ISACA international and submit an outline of their SIG multi-year plan at research@isaca.org or 1-847-253-1545.

We, the London Chapter, are also happy to assist in the application process. Few of the benefits of forming a SIG are:

  • Receive a complimentary copy of COBIT (One of the top industry IT Framework)
  • Increase students’ skills by providing them “real world” experience and expertise, in addition to their academic training;
  • Enhance course’s image and presence within the university environment through their active education and advocacy efforts;
  • Assistance in organisation regular educational events.

Networking opportunities with fellows from other universities, business professionals and recruiters during monthly networking events.

Members of SIGs will get complementary ISACA student membership ONLY for their first year of membership. Student membership is open to students following an approved course of study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Proof of study is needed from the university. Complementary membership is only for students who are not existing or previous members. This offer is valid throughout 2018. It’s totally at student discretion to either renew membership as student or professional to continue having benefits after complementary memberships finishes or let the membership expires.

Academic Advocates Information

Members of ISACA who are executives and senior managers in the IT field have developed an exciting program to reach students with the message of rewarding careers in the IS audit and control profession. One full-time faculty member per functional discipline, such as MIS or accounting, at universities offering one or more courses in IT governance, audit accounting information systems or security is invited to become an Academic Advocate to ISACA. The main areas of the program are:

  • ISACA complimentary membership for the Academic Advocate. Membership in ISACA provides additional benefits including reduced conference registration fees and an ISACA Bookstore discount.
  • Model Curriculum for IS audit provides support for curriculum development and evolution and delves into research on current university offerings in the field.
  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology), a breakthrough IT governance framework developed by ISACA and its related IT Governance Institute. Material is provided to help utilize this international guideline and its concepts in the classroom.
  • IT Governance Using COBIT® and Val IT™ is a set of educational materials that professors and teachers can use to explain and present COBIT in their curricula and courses of information systems management, information security management, information systems auditing and/or accounting information systems. This educational package was constructed using the advice and counsel of a global group of academics and practitioners. The purpose was to create a more focused approach for teaching and presenting COBIT in the classroom. IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT is available to all professors who pledge to share their own COBIT teaching materials.
  • Certification—CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and the new Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification. More than 60,000 professionals have achieved the prestigious CISA sponsored by ISACA. Materials will be provided to raise student awareness of these designations and the future career value of pursuing these certifications.
  • Information Systems Control Journal is a technical publication published six times per year provided to members of ISACA. Academic Advocates should encourage their university library to subscribe to this professional journal. ISACA will be glad to review appropriate articles submitted by Academic Advocates for potential publication in the Journal.
  • Academic Research—Academic Advocates and their PhD students can submit surveys for evaluation and possible posting to the ISACA web site.

Full-time faculty members at qualifying universities are invited to consider joining ISACA in this effort to recruit talented students into the expanding IS audit and control profession. 

Student Membership

Are you considering an Information Technology (IT) related career? Joining ISACA will open the door to exploring opportunities ranging from security, audit, control, risk, privacy, compliance and so many more!

As a student member, you will join a community of more than 800 students in more than 200 universities worldwide. ISACA student members major in a variety of areas including:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting

Academic Research

ISACA London Chapter actively promotes research at academia that results in the development of products that IT governance, control, assurance, risk and security professionals can use to add value to their enterprises. ISACA research also informs information technology management and users about IS controls and the critical role they play in their organizations. ILC is taking initiatives to establish and support research programmes.

We support our students by giving them opportunity to get their dissertation / thesis survey published on our website that professional members can respond at their discretion. The data collected can then be used to substantiate the research for your topic.

If you / your institute would like to be part of these initiatives then please contact us on academics@isaca-london.org.

Industry guest lectures

We also organise guest speakership from industry for student members. One of the goals of the initiative is to provide students to build their network, understand business & its issues and organisations can build close relationship with universities for their talent pipeline by identifying & targeting bright students.