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.

Quick search for experts on hot topics

Latest news

Kevin Galvin

News • 16 Sep 2021

National research centre opens to secure minerals for the future

The University of Newcastle has congratulated research and industry partners at today’s official opening of a $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence focussed on transforming the minerals industry and securing a low-carbon future.

Health research

News • 14 Sep 2021

NHMRC awards $8.3m to Newcastle researchers to investigate global health problems

Three University of Newcastle researchers are set to analyse some of the world’s most critical health problems, supported by more than $8.3m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants.

Addictive eating

News • 9 Sep 2021

Do you feel like you’re addicted to food?

A new study by researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) will investigate treatments to assist individuals with addictive eating behaviours.

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Upcoming events

Neridah Stockley, Summer I, 2012. Oil on hardboard, 50 x 50cm

Event • 6 Aug 2021 - 27 Sep 2021

Neridah Stockley: A Secular View

Please contact us for updates. At the University Gallery, spanning twenty-five years of practice by NT artist, Neridah Stockley, A Secular View explores the artist’s lyrical style and distinctive visual vernacular.

Students with Disability Super Fair

Event • 28 Sep 2021 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

2021 Students with a Disability Super Fair

The Students with a Disability Super Fair is for all students studying any degrees wanting to discover employers who have either a dedicated graduate program for students with a disability or offer otherwise attractive and inclusive opportunities.

Postgrad Webinar: Upskilling

Event • 29 Sep 2021 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Postgrad Webinar: Upskilling

Want or need to upskill but not sure where to start? Join us online for a free webinar as we talk to the University’s LinkedIn Learning partners, staff and a current student as they discuss how short courses and further study can help you obtain the skills you need.

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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

Looking ahead

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