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

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Featured story • 11 Jul 2020

Public Debut for Printed Solar

A futuristic demonstration of emerging renewable energy material – printed solar cells, is being trialled in a public setting for the first time as it nears commercial readiness.

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News • 9 Jul 2020

City supports accredited training for COVID-19 affected workers

Newcastle small business workers now have access to free accredited online training as part of an initiative of City of Newcastle delivered through the University of Newcastle, TAFE NSW, and Novaskill.

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News • 3 Jul 2020

NHMRC funding set to address inequity faced by people with mental health conditions

Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

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Upcoming events

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

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

The paradox of a pandemic - Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Join transformative leader Professor John Fischetti as he explores the paradoxes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Event • 13 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Webinar: Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Join Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff MacFarlane to learn more about the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free one-hour zoom webinar.

Current Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development student Aileen

Event • 20 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Webinar: Postgraduate Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development

Join Associate Professor Ifte Ahmed and a current student to learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction and Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free one-hour zoom webinar.

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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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