The University of Newcastle, Australia

University Communications and Media

University Communications and Media is the central coordinator for all external media enquiries.

Contacting Communications and Media

Please contact the team to:

  • organise interviews
  • request a comment
  • coordinate access to campus for photography and filming (news only)

Looking for expert opinion?

The University of Newcastle is home to world-leading experts across a range of disciplines.

Search through our researcher profiles below, journalists can contact experts directly or contact the Communications and Media team to arrange an interview.

The Communications and Media team also supports our many experts with media training and promoting their research through a range of channels.

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Latest news

News • 11 Aug 2020

End to University negotiations aimed at achieving savings

The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, has today advised staff that the University has been unable to reach agreement with Unions on salary-related measures to help address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the institution.

r Raymond Kelly, right, says language gives Indigenous people a sense of identity, connection and belonging. Dr Kelly is pictured with first year medical student David Parsons, left, and Wollotuka Institute project officer Kua Swan, centre.

News • 11 Aug 2020

The benefits of speaking in an Aboriginal Language

By Dr Raymond Kelly, Deputy Head of the University of Newcastle’s Wollotuka Institute.

Illustration of butterflies by the Scott Sisters

News • 11 Aug 2020

New film captures historical story of Scott Sisters of Ash Island

Harriet and Helena Scott worked and grew up during the 1840s-1860s on Ash Island, which is now part of Kooragang Island, learning to be scientific illustrators.

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Upcoming events

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 25 Aug 2020 from 5:15pm - 28 Jul 2020 until 6:30pm

Better Healthier Living - Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Join Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin as she examines the impact bushfires, drought and COVID-19 have had on our mental health and how we build resilience as a community to withstand growing and continual challenge.

welcome-back

Event • 10 Aug 2020 from 9:00am - 14 Aug 2020 until 9:30pm

Welcome Back Event

We couldn't be MORE excited to welcome you back onto campus for Semester 2, so we've geared up a week of all the physically distanced fun we could muster for your grand re-entrance into campus life.

Idea Spark Workshop

Event • 10 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Idea Spark Workshop: Design Thinking

This Design Thinking Workshop will provide you with a framework to develop ideas for solutions that you can submit into the new Idea Spark Competition stage of the Grand Challenge.

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Sponsorship

The University of Newcastle is regularly approached for sponsorship. Each opportunity is considered against the University's objectives and values. Please submit your request for sponsorship for consideration.

Filming at the University

TV news or current affairs crews wishing to film at the University should contact the Media Team on +61 2 4921 5577 or email media@newcastle.edu.au.

Professional photographers and film-makers can also apply to the Media Team to photograph or film at the University. The University's security and privacy requirements will apply.

Promotional opportunities

Come along to our Callaghan campus and meet our students personally with space for sampling and brand activations available in popular student hang-outs such as Park on the Hill, the Auchmuty Courtyard, The Brennan Room and the Hunter Courtyard. This is the ideal opportunity for brands looking to grow their audience, promote an upcoming event, or to launch an exciting new product.

Have your brand associated with our trend-setting scholars and our energetic campus culture. Interested?

Activations can be booked at any time during semester periods and they don’t need to be complicated – but to be effective, you do need to think about how you will engage our student audience. Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Make your activations simple and easy for students to interact with so they recollect your product.
  • Free giveaways and samples always work well.
  • Include a competition for students to win a prize.

Visit our online booking form for rates and to make your booking enquiry.

If you would prefer a bespoke activation for your brand submit your request to our Venue Management Team via venuesandevent@newcastle.edu.au

Looking ahead

The University of Newcastle
Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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