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)

Useful information

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

The Lord Mayor and the Vice-Chancellor stand together in front of an Indigenous artwork

News • 28 Feb 2024

City of Newcastle and University Expands Region’s Art and Culture Commitment

City of Newcastle and the University of Newcastle have today announced a new cultural partnership that will see the two organisations working together to expand the region's art capabilities.

Professor Paul Dastoor in a lab wearing a white glove. In focus in the forefront, he holds the small, transparent biosensor strip

News • 28 Feb 2024

Pain-free diabetes test wins Shaping Australia Award

A revolutionary biosensor poised to change the treatment of diabetes forever, has been crowned winner of the prestigious Shaping Australia ‘Problem Solver’ Award.

A student is guided through a practical oral health lesson

News • 27 Feb 2024

National University Teaching Awards celebrate outstanding educators at the University of Newcastle

Five University of Newcastle academics have been honoured with the prestigious Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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Upcoming events

Event • 19 Feb 2024 from 9:00am - 5 Apr 2024 until 5:00pm

Coast Next Gen Art Exhibition 2024

Join us and come together to support the next generation of young artists on the Central Coast.

Event • 8 Mar 2024 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Campus Tours March

Join a tours at one of our five campus locations in Newcastle and the Central Coast. Tours starting times between 10am to 3pm.

Event • 22 May 2024 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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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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