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

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News • 19 May 2022

Why rankings are more than just a number

The University of Newcastle prides itself on providing world-class education to the region and we aim to create life-ready graduates. One of the ways we measure ourselves to see how well we are performing is by participating in university world rankings, a topic discussed in recent weeks. Rankings can sometimes feel like just another number however, their meaning lies much deeper.

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News • 17 May 2022

New mountainfrog species identified in Southeast Queensland

Ecologists from the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and researchers from the University of Newcastle, Southern Cross University, CSIRO and the South Australian Museum have uncovered a new species of mountainfrog; Philoriaknowlesi, in Queensland’s south-east, and are now working to protect its habitat.

News • 11 May 2022

University of Newcastle welcomes $50M to trailblaze in recycling and clean energy

The University of Newcastle has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of $50 million in funding to produce clean energy and recycling innovations through the creation of the Australian Trailblazer Recycling and Clean Energy (ATRaCE) Program.

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Upcoming events

Looking ahead towards reconciliation

Event • 24 May 2022 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Looking Ahead Toward Reconciliation

Join Jerrinja and Wandi Wandian woman Shahni Wellington and panelists as they discuss the importance of reconciliation and meaningful ways to contribute at an individual, community, organisational and government level.

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Event • 25 May 2022 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Climate Change and Humanity in the Asia Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific Research Centre, College of Human and Social Futures, University of Newcastle, Australia, is delighted to present this lively and informative symposium and panel discussion event covering the effects of climate change on humanity in the Asia Pacific Region.

Rising from the Embers Festival Friday 27th May 1pm Park on The Hill

Event • 27 May 2022 at 1:00pm

Rising from the Embers Festival

In celebration of National Reconciliation Week – The University of Newcastle, Australia and the Wollotuka Institute brings you the 2022 Rising from the Embers Festival.

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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

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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.