Information for parents

 

Orientation Program for Parents
Day 1: Info Sessions in Russian languageDay 2: Info Sessions in Kazakh language

10.00 – 11.00, August 8, 2020 (Saturday)

NUFYP Program (link session)

Session for parents of NUFYP students. You will learn more about NUFYP program, academic integrity, student support systems and how parents can support their children.

Speaker

 Rachel Niklas

Senior Teaching Fellow for Student Advising

 


 

10.00 – 11.00, August 8, 2020 (Saturday)

Academic Advising Unit Program (link session)

Parents will learn about the Undergraduate Program and NU Schools, assessment system and pecularities of studying at NU. There will be Q&A session where parents will be able to receive answers about specific matters.

Speaker

Aina Nurtanova

Specialist

 


 

Info sessions (link session)

15.00 – 16.30, August 8, 2020 (Saturday)

Psychological Counseling Center program

General information about Psychological Counseling Center. Recommendations for parents for optimal organization of distance learning.

Speaker

Yerden Nurtayev

Senior psychologist

 


 

Career and Advising Center Program

CAC services, CareerNet platform, destination status, Alumni community

Speaker

Anar Sadykova

Senior manager

 


 

Department of Student Affairs Program

 NU Student Life, Freshmen Experience, Leadership & Involvement, Residential Life, Student Advocacy & Conduct.

Speakers

Askhat Bekzhanov

Director

 

Aibek Zhassenov

Senior manager

 


 

10.00 – 11.00, August 9, 2020 (Sunday)

NUFYP Program (link session)

Session for parents of NUFYP students. You will learn more about NUFYP program, academic integrity, student support systems and how parents can support their children.

Speaker

Rachel Niklas

Senior Teaching Fellow for Student Advising

 


 

10.00 – 11.00, August 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Academic Advising Unit Program (link session)

Parents will learn about the Undergraduate Program and NU Schools, assessment system and pecularities of studying at NU. There will be Q&A session where parents will be able to receive answers about specific matters.

Speaker

Aikerim Daurenbayeva

Manager

 


 

Info sessions (link session)

15.00 – 16.30, August 9, 2020 (Sunday)

Psychological Counseling Center Program

General information about Psychological Counseling Center. Recommendations for parents for optimal organization of distance learning.

Speaker

 Nazira Saugabayeva

Senior psychologist

 


 

Career and Advising Center Program

CAC services, CareerNet platform, destination status, Alumni community

Speaker

Gaini Yessembekova

Senior manager

 


 

Department of Student Affairs Program

NU Student Life, Freshmen Experience, Leadership & Involvement, Residential Life, Student Advocacy & Conduct.

Speaker

Kasymkhan Nurmukhamedov

Senior manager

 


 

NU Foundation Year Program (NUFYP)
  1. NUFYP Parent Information Pack (link)
  2. NUFYP Academic calendar 2020-2021 (link)
  3. NUFYP Faculty  (link)
  4. NUFYP News (link)
Undergraduate programs - Academic Advising Unit (AAU)

Academic Advising Unit (AAU) works with the first year undergraduate students. AAU provides assistance  in course selection and course registration, supports students with academic difficulties, provides personalized advising which considers the special needs of each student and makes referrals to relevant offices, when necessary.  The students’ information and their academic performance is maintained confidential by AAU.

Academic Consultants of AAU (Academic Advisors) help students in solving academic problems that students face in the process of their education, and also contribute to students’ professional development. The role of an academic advisor is to guide, provide students with necessary information and monitor the process of their academic progression. Academic advisors also help students in explaining the academic policies and procedures of NU and the degree requirements, they evaluate student progress and provide information about available resources on campus. Students have the opportunity to make an appointment to have an individual consultation and attend group sessions with their academic advisors during the academic year.

AAU also provides help of Peer Advisors to students. Peer Advisors are well-trained students of third and fourth year, who are ready to share their own experience with students, provide subject specific information and knowledge of studies at NU.

More information about AAU can be found in Handbook for Parents of First Year Undergraduate Students at this link

Working hours: Mon-Fri 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Visit our website for more information: http://www.nuaau.cf/ 

Career and Advising Center

 

Our future is the youth of this country! Career choice starts from family taken up by University and final product is dealt by an Employer. Therefore, it is important that our joint efforts and support are consistent and cooperative.

The Career and Advising Center promotes lifelong skills through our Career workshops and Professional Development Programs. The Center establishes partnerships with internship providers and employers to help in recruiting NU students and alumni through on-campus recruitment events, companies’ presentations and field trips, etc.

The staff members of the Center want to help the students learn about their skills and interests, and articulate them confidently in resumes, cover letters, interviews; define and explore career options that they might pursue; and implement an effective strategy to achieve their desired career outcomes.

Let us make our future bright, innovative and prosperous!

 

Useful links:

Our website: https://cac.nu.edu.kz/en/

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NUCACchannel

Psychological counseling center

Professionals of the Psychological Counseling Center (PCC) provide psychological and counseling services for all Nazarbayev University Community.

The PCC helps students to reach a state of positive mental health. Our psychologists provide a safe and confidential environment to help students discover any issues that may interfere with their well-being, happiness, or effectiveness.

Our services:

  1. Individual and group counseling;
  2. Assessment of the general psycho-emotional state;
  3. Webinars, trainings, workshops and seminars on various topics for students, faculty, and staff;
  4. Advising parents on student welfare issues.

 

Social networks services:

YouTube – NU Counseling      

Instagram – @nu_pcc

Posts and videos to improve or maintain good emotional wellbeing, Webinars, content on past and upcoming events is regularly updated, live broadcasts are held.

Information about upcoming training and seminars – on the student portal, as well as sending by mailing.

 

Recommendations for parents for optimal organization of distance learning:

  1. First of all, calm is important, since the transition to distance learning can be stressful for both parents and the child (student).
  2. In this situation, it is important to establish a dialogue with the child, respectful and friendly communication.
  3. The usual routine and rhythm of the day should be maintained (time of sleep and wakefulness, time of the beginning of lessons, their duration, breaks, etc.). Sudden changes in the regime of the day can cause significant changes in the adaptive capabilities of the child and lead to excessive tension and stress.
  4. The organization of the workplace is very important. Everything you need should be in the reach of your hand. Also, the student should be able to work intently, without being distracted by external stimuli. Therefore, it is important to limit access for households and pets to the student’s workplace.
  5. Solve technical issues in advance. Choose a familiar and convenient device. Check if the internet is working. Make sure you have everything you need to study online.
  6. It is extremely important for the student in the conditions of distance learning to keep in touch with his classmates, teachers in order to feel part of the community and adapt more quickly to new conditions.
  7. At the end of each day, ask the child about how his day went, about successes and failures. Seek solutions together in contentious situations. If necessary, do not skimp on words of support and hugs.
  8. Remember, now your child has become a student and this is a new role for both you and him. But at home, the roles of son / daughter and student can mix. It is advisable to distribute household duties based on the time required for studies.
  9. Your child will change, develop, grow as a person in the coming years, and this is a normal process of human development at this stage of life. Be patient and support your child on his new path.
  10. If you notice that your child has problems (he is anxious, has difficulties with studies, scared) and you understand that you can’t cope on your own, do not be left alone with your problem! You can always count on the help of university staff (advisers, psychologists, employees of the Department of Student Affairs, etc.).

 

How you can support your child as a student. Useful phrases:

  1. “You are doing well”
  2. “Everything will be fine”, “I believe you can do it”
  3. “Try yourself in this …”
  4. Tips and advice regarding financial management and control
  5. Discussion of the distribution of responsibilities, a story about your own experience
  6. “What was interesting?”
  7. It’s useful to inform “how to stay in fit”.
  8. “I understand you,” “You can always share with me.”
  9. Remind that it is necessary to eat well, and sleep well.
  10. Vacations – for relaxation!
  11. Yielding to a dispute does not mean accepting the opinion of another, and redoing yours.
  12. Encourage your child to consider leading specialization and make unbiased choice.
  13. In communication, try not to use the expressions: “You are always”, “You never”, “It’s so about you”.
Department of Student Affairs

The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) is an advanced structural division focused on enhancement and development of strategic policies related to student living. DSA assists the activities of the Student Government and organizations, including the management of daily student affairs, in close cooperation with the University administration and NU Schools. DSA employees work closely with faculty and students of NU in the organization and various extracurricular intellectual and creative programs aimed at the comprehensive development of the individual.

DSA designed an informational booklet for parents where you can find answers for frequently asked questions and other useful information.

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