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

Mark Hughes

News • 15 Jun 2021

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

Aimed at dramatically intensifying Australia’s brain cancer research efforts, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has today announced a $7.5 million five-year philanthropic commitment to the University of Newcastle.

Maddison Elliott dive at Forum Aquatic Centre opening

News • 15 Jun 2021

Hunter Region’s premier aquatic facility makes a splash at official reopening

The region’s premier swimming and aquatic facility reopened today, much to the delight of athletes, recreational swimmers, families, students, and the broader community.

AM medal

News • 14 Jun 2021

Remarkable Australians recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The University of Newcastle congratulates all Australians recognised in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours, in particular those belonging to the University’s esteemed community.

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Upcoming events

Music Students at Lizotte's Logo

Event • 9 Jun 2021 from 6:30pm - 29 Jun 2021 until 9:30pm

Third Year Music Students' Showcase At Lizottes

Third Year Bachelor Of Music Students Performance At Lizotte's, 3rd yr BMUS, School Of Creative Industries, SOCI, University Of Newcastle, Australia

Postgrad Webinar: Changing Careers

Event • 15 Jun 2021 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Postgrad Webinar: Changing Careers

If you have been thinking about postgraduate study to help you change careers or upskill in your current field, we have an online webinar for you.

Image of male junior doctor smiling at the camera

Event • 23 Jun 2021 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

JMP INFO SESSION

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE - JOINT MEDICAL PROGRAM (JMP) INFO SESSION

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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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