Meet our advisors
We'd love to meet you and help you with your studies
Welcome to the Academic Advising Office!
The AAO Team is excited to extend our warmest welcome to you! This year NU has finally got back to the offline format, and you all have shown great fortitude during this difficult time. We hope the semester inspired productivity and creativity, and you achieved all your goals for this academic year.
The AAO Team is working hard to create new and improve the existing variety of curricular initiatives at AAO for future students.
We remain committed to our goals of providing first year students with the best freshman experience at NU and helping them navigate course selection and campus resources.

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We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you in our office.
AAO Team
  • Almira Zholamanova

    Academic Advisor

    Almira has joined AAO from the establishment of the office, she has been working in the student support area for around 11 years at different positions at NU. Almira has graduated from Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU) in Almaty and received her Master's Degree in E-business and Information Systems in Newcastle University, UK. In AAO Almira also coordinates the work with 5-6 year students, and oversees AAO's functions and projects. Almira enjoys hiking, doing yoga, running, taking bike rides, travelling, and spending time with her family.

    • Tel.: (70) 6638
  • Aigerim Doskeyeva

    Academic Advisor

    Aigerim is the Academic Advisor at NU since 2021. She graduated from the University of Information Technology and Management in Poland. After graduation, she worked as Business Travel Consultant and Financial Analyst in international companies. In AAO Aigerim is responsible for administrative tasks and contributes to different projects. Aigerim enjoys traveling, watching Netflix, taking pictures, and editing videos.

    • Tel.: (69) 4672
  • Aikerim Daurenbayeva

    Academic Advisor

    Aikerim has joined the AAO in 2019 and since then have been happily involved in the AAO projects. She is a first cohort graduate of NU and has received her Master's Degree in International Trade in Sogang Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, South Korea. In AAO, apart from advising, she is currently responsible for the Professional Development of the team and training of incoming advisors as well as data extraction and provision for the work of the AAO. Aikerim loves learning new languages and she speaks 5 languages (Kazakh, Russian, English, Turkish, Korean) and enjoys exploring new places as well as countries.

    • Tel.: (70) 6420
  • Aina Nurtanova

    Academic Advisor

    Aina started her work at AAO in 2020 and since then has been providing academic support to undergraduate students. Having earned a Bachelor's degree at Karaganda State University in Foreign Languages she worked in Nazarbayev Intellectual School (IB) for more than five years. She then pursued a Master's degree in Language Sciences and graduated from Ca'Foscari University of Venice in 2022. Aina enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, exploring cuisine and cultures. In the office apart from advising students, she is responsible for planning the office budget and organizing printing materials.

    • Tel.: (70) 6037
  • Zarina Syzdykova

    Academic Advisor

    Zarina graduated from Nazarbayev University with a Cum Laude Bachelor's Degree in Economics & a minor in Sociology, and Master's Degree in Public Policy. At AAO, she holds regular advising sessions, coordinates the Student Support Fellowship, data management, and AAO Newsletters and Podcasts.

    Zarina enjoys watching ballet shows, and doing yoga and pilates.

    • Tel.: (70) 9206
  • Makhinur Galiyeva

    Academic Advisor

    Makhinur graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Philology in 2017. After graduation, she started working as a Russian Teacher for Foreigners and has since successfully taught many diplomats and international specialists residing in Kazakhstan and abroad. Before joining AAO, Makhinur worked as an Academic Program Manager at the Higher School of Economics, where she coordinated Master’s programs at the Institute of Education. In addition to advising students, Makhinur contributes to developing group advising sessions and various event preparation. She loves music, teaching, and watching true crime documentaries.

    • Tel.: (70) 5851
  • Aruzhan Yergali

    Academic Advisor

    Aruzhan graduated from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University with a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Biology in 2021. After graduation, she worked as a Biology teacher in NIS of Physics and Mathematics in Almaty. Then she received a Master’s degree in Psychology and Education at Warwick University. In the office apart from advising students, she is responsible for coordinating the Student Support Fellowship. Aruzhan loves crafting, watching Kdramas, and visiting theatres.

    • Tel.: (70) 9014

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