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

Woman with flu under a blanket and sneezing

News • 19 Apr 2021

Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact

One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.

John Howard and Alex Zelinsky

News • 14 Apr 2021

Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation

Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.

April graduations

News • 9 Apr 2021

Scene set for Great Hall graduation celebrations

More than 1550 graduates will enjoy the opportunity to celebrate their study achievements when they graduate in the University of Newcastle’s Great Hall from today.

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Upcoming events

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 21 Apr 2021 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Building Resilience

Join Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, and Lord Mayor Cr Nuatali Nelmes and their panel of experts as they discuss sustainable development issues, design and policy directions both within our direct communities and in our neighbouring regions - locally and globally.

2021 Career Advisers Workshop icon

Event • 22 Apr 2021 from 10:00am - 11:00am

2021 Career Advisers Admissions Webinar

Sam Doherty, the senior manager of Admissions, will be running a live University of Newcastle admissions 101 / update webinar.

2021 Career Advisers Workshop icon

Event • 29 Apr 2021 at 10:00am

2021 Career Advisers New Degree Update Webinar

Hear from our specialist academics on new degrees available in 2021 including the Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Data Science.

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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

The University of Newcastle
Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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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.