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

biosensor shown on a finger

News • 13 Jul 2021

World-first needle-free diabetes test

A world-first, pain-free diabetes test developed at the University of Newcastle could be in the hands of consumers following $6.3 million in funding to establish the first manufacturing facility for the device.

Conjoint Associate Professor Craig Gedye

News • 9 Jul 2021

Cancer research gets $7 million boost in NSW regions

People living with cancer and the healthcare professionals caring for them are the winners from a $7 million investment, announced by NSW Regional Health Partners on Friday.

Dementia Study Patient in HMRI MRI with technician

News • 8 Jul 2021

Hunter people to benefit from local research into dementia tests and treatments

Two exciting new research studies that will look to identify those most at risk of developing dementia and then attempt to delay or stop its development are underway in the Hunter New England region.

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Upcoming events

Overcoming impostor syndrome

Event • 29 Jul 2021 from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Learn what Impostor Syndrome is, how it can impact on you and your study, and some strategies to overcome it.

CLUBS WEEK

Event • 16 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021

Clubs Week

Stay tuned for more details on Clubs Week!

Student writing in library

Event • 24 Sep 2021

Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry and Lyrics

The University of Newcastle School of Humanities and Social Science, is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2021 Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry or Lyrics.

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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
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