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

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News • 2 Dec 2022

Protecting coral reefs and extreme weather on earth and in space: $4.8m in ARC funding

Our environment and how we protect it will be a key focus for innovative researchers from the University of Newcastle, who were successful in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects Scheme.

News • 1 Dec 2022

Researcher identifies 6,000 sperm proteins, potentially leading to a male contraceptive

A researcher has for the first time profiled 6,000 sperm proteins that could help create a non-hormonal male contraceptive - while also building on key research linking sperm health to overall men’s health.

News • 1 Dec 2022

Asthma in pregnancy toolkit rolls out to help stop flare-ups

A world first Asthma and Pregnancy Toolkit designed to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies will be rolled out across the ACT.

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Upcoming events

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Event • 15 Dec 2022 at 10:00am

Information Day

Join us on campus at our ATAR Info Day to get all your questions answered to kick start your uni journey! Questions about studying in 2023 or didn’t quite get the marks you need? Our ATAR Info Day is a chance to chat with our admissions and pathways teams to help you understand your entry options.

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Event • 15 Dec 2022 at 6:30pm

Summer Ball 2022

Spring is in the air, and an enchanting summer is on its way! Join us for a night of glamour and fun at the University of Newcastle’s inaugural Summer Ball.

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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.