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

Professor Alex Zelinsky and Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody in front of Newcastle harbour

News • 22 Oct 2021

University and Port to strengthen region’s future

The Hunter region’s growth, economic diversification and social cohesion are at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding signed today between the University of Newcastle and Port of Newcastle.

Heart Foundation funding

News • 20 Oct 2021

Funding awarded to fight Australia’s single biggest killer

Six University of Newcastle researchers have secured more than $1million in Heart Foundation funding to research the causes, prevention, and treatment of heart disease, stroke and related conditions.

News • 11 Oct 2021

Name. Narrate. Navigate. A new way to combat youth violence

A significant funding boost will expand learnings from the Name.Narrate.Navigate (NNN) pilot program – a preventive-intervention program developed to address the significant, yet underserviced, issue of youth violence.

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Upcoming events

Students walking at Callaghan campus

Event • 28 Oct 2021 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

TAFE to Uni Webinar

Tune in to hear from our admissions staff and student ambassadors that will provide advice and give key insights into studying at the University of Newcastle.

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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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