Peer Advising Center

Welcome to SHSS Peer Advising Center!


Peer Advisors are well-trained junior and senior students of SHSS who are willing to assist others with academic requirements, degree audit, course selection, and help students navigate university resources. This service is a way to help students ensure timely fulfillment of requirements, help enrich their student life experience by gaining student perspective from their peers, ask different questions and be sure that all information stays confidential.
Peer Advisors are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm on the second floor of SHSS block, office 8.237. You can visit them at any time, referring to the schedule that is posted on the glass door, or send an email to to set up an appointment if this time does not fit you.


Have a question? Come and meet our Peer Advisors!
Degree Bulletin
Peer Advisors Schedule
Meet our Peer advisors:

Aigerim Nurmakhanova

I am a Junior student majoring in Political Science and International Relations. I believe that PSIR studies give an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of how this world is organized and at the same time to acquire essential skills for future studies. I decided to join Peer Advising team because I think that it is much easier for students to share their problems and concerns with their peers. I would like to share my experience and help other students in order to make their academic experience in SHSS more bright and less stressful.


Aipara Berekeyeva

My name is Aipara Berekeyeva and I am a junior student majoring in Economics at SHSS. At this point I serve as a chair of the Academic Department in Economics Leaders Society student organization. Apart from studies, I engage with a research work and learn French. Peer-advising has become an inseparable part of my schedule and I think it is a great opportunity to share your experience and learn from other students. Only by helping and understanding each other we can create a thriving environment and bring a positive difference to SHSS!


Akbota Karibayeva

I am a junior Political Science and International Relations student at SHSS. I have been actively participating in international MUN conferences worldwide, where I develop my professional skills, expand my knowledge of global politics and gain experience that I eagerly share with other enthusiastic students at NU. For me peer advising provides a valuable experience and a unique opportunity to feel myself as an important part of something bigger than me, part of a great SHSS family.  This way, I believe, I can bring benefit to my beloved school by providing advice and guidance to other students.


Alua Makhmetova

I am 3-year student of SHSS, Economics major. Since the Fall 2016, I am a member of Peer Advisors’ team of SHSS Student Office. This year I realized the importance of combining academic and social lives. Besides my studies, I work outside the university and try to be active. This is one of the reasons why I decided to become a peer-advisor. This experience learns to help people, give objective advice and be responsible for people, whom you help. On behalf of our team I want to tell you that we are more than happy to see each of you and promise to be as helpful as possible.


Bekzhan Zhamikeyev

I am a 3rd year undergraduate student in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. I am currently completing a double major in Economics and Political Science/International Relations. Whether or not I will do so successfully, check with me in my 4th year! Outside of my studies, I work as a Peer Advisor in SHSS and I believe that this work experience is particularly valuable for SHSS students, considering that we are trained to effectively organize our time, set course schedules, and write up resumes and motivational letters. Working as a Peer Advisor, I do my very best to transfer my knowledge to all SHSS students for their benefit.


Dilshat Zhussupova

I am a Junior majoring in Political Science and International Relations. There is much that I wish I had known in my first year of undergraduate studies, and I strongly believe in passing on knowledge in a systematic manner within the NU community, which has already given me so much academically and personally. Being a Peer Advisor has allowed me to expand my horizons in engaging with like-minded yet diverse students from our School of Humanities and Social Sciences, of which I have only two more years to get the most out of!


Meruyert Abugaliyeva

I am a third -year student majoring in Economics. I am keen on macroeconomics and especially monetary theory. Apart from economics, I enjoy reading books and learning languages. Moreover, I enjoy being helpful to people around me. Being a student advisor not only allows me to assist other students, but at the same time get an invaluable experience since you learn much more from SHSS students.


 Togzhan Sultan

Hello! I am Togzhan, a 3rd year Economics student. Being a student advisor is a great opportunity simultaneously to learn and give back. When I was a first year student nobody told me how things actually are in my major and in my school, which caused me some troubles. When I finally figured out everything, I decided that I want to give back and make sure others won't repeat my mistakes. Moreover, I understand that sometimes it is easier to ask your peer.