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

DadPlay

News • 13 May 2021

DadPlay: Tackling challenging behaviour in 3–5-year-olds

Australian fathers in rural, regional and remote areas, who are raising children aged three to five, with challenging behaviour, will have a helping hand through a new mobile-phone-based service.

Professor Kent Anderson

News • 11 May 2021

Global leader appointed at University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has today announced the appointment of Professor Kent Anderson to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global.

VC Alex Zelinsky, the GICAN team and partners

News • 7 May 2021

University awarded $2 million industry funding

The University of Newcastle’s Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), has today signed an agreement worth $2.119 million with InnovationClub Pty Ltd to further their research on plastic alternatives.

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Upcoming events

Painting Misty Barrier

Event • 28 Apr 2021 - 23 May 2021

gatherED

The Watt Street Gallery will exhibit gatherED from 28 April - 23 May 2021. Please join our guest curator and the artists for the launch 'gatherED' Saturday 1 May from 2 - 4pm.

Stray Dogs Theatre Logo

Event • 12 May 2021 from 7:30pm - 15 May 2021 until 2:00pm

Euripides: Medea

This production is a University of Newcastle research project to investigate how a Greek play may be performed in the modern proscenium arch theatre, as opposed to the arena configuration for which they were originally designed.

Student studying in library

Event • 25 May 2021 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

2021 Parent info session: Year 10 subject selection

Join to learn about the subject selection process and study options from student ambassadors 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

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