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

Uncle Bob smiling at the 2023 Ngarrama night of reflection

News • 27 Jan 2023

2023 Australia Day Honours in celebration of our remarkable community

The University of Newcastle is proud to celebrate the accomplishments and impact of its diverse community who have been recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours.

News • 24 Jan 2023

Industry partnership aims to heal wound control problem

University of Newcastle experts and industry leaders will join forces to develop new ways to address wound control, a distressing problem that costs the Australian healthcare industry $3.5b each year.

Professor John Fischetti and Professor Alex Zelinsky stand together smiling in the Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel lobby

News • 23 Jan 2023

New International Hotel School ahead as part of plan to address tourism skills shortage

The University of Newcastle is set to open an International Hotel School as the next phase in a plan to address labour shortages that plague the tourism sector in the region and beyond.

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Upcoming events

Coast Next Gen art exhibition

Event • 10 Feb 2023 - 7 Apr 2023

Central Coast Next Gen Art Exhibition

Please join us on Friday 10 February 2023 for the opening night of our inaugural Coast Next Gen art exhibition at the Ourimbah Library from 5-7pm. We are proud to showcase 22 emerging artists from 7 schools across the Central Coast.

Stress Less

Event • 22 May 2023 - 9 Jun 2023

Stress Less Semester 1

Stress Less is here to bring this semester to a close with activities, entertainment and strategies to help you cope with and manage stress in the lead up to exams and assessments.

Two students in Graduate Dress

Event • 12 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023

July Graduation- Callaghan

Congratulations on completing your studies, it’s a milestone achievement and one you deserve to celebrate. Join us on campus with your family and friends to celebrate your achievements.

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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

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

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.