Student events and entertainment

The University hosts regular major events that showcase both the talent of our students and staff, as well as offer the chance to unwind and have fun.

The annual Band Comp is free – both to enter and to attend – with awesome prizes on the line.

Create is our annual festival of creativity and imagination. It’s two weeks when our campuses come to life with the ingenious inspiration of our community.

Theme weeks – such as Stress Less and Green Week – consist of planned activities, with loads of freebies available and are a great chance to learn simple skills you’ll use your whole life.

People who make a difference are recognised each year at the annual Student Engagement Awards.

There are also regular activities like the free outdoor movie screenings, as well as BBQs and other opportunities for a free feed.

Entertainment such as musicians and entertainers perform across all campuses too.

If you would like to perform at the University, email the Student Life team at

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.