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

News • 11 Aug 2022

Five things you need to know about stroke

During National Stroke Week (8 – 14 August) the University of Newcastle and HMRI are on a mission to raise awareness about risk factors and rehabilitation research.

News • 8 Aug 2022

Sick with worry: Could you have cyberchondria?

Do you Google your symptoms? Do you convince yourself that you have a condition based on what you’ve read? And does this whole process make you extremely anxious?

Central Coast Open Day

News • 28 Jul 2022

Central Coast to host University of Newcastle’s first in-person Open Day since 2019

University Open Day to host campus tours, hands-on demonstrations and info sessions

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Upcoming events

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Event • 20 Aug 2022 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm

National Science Week celebration with Dr Karl

Join us for a fascinating evening celebrating National Science Week with the one and only Dr Karl on Saturday 20 August as we explore the wonderful world of science as well as answer any of your curly science questions – as we solve the mysteries of the world, with science.

open days 2022 newcastle

Event • 27 Aug 2022 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Newcastle Open Day - you're invited

The University of Newcastle is excited to welcome prospective students to our Callaghan campus for our first Open Day since 2019. For anyone considering study, this is an opportunity to have a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student at the University of Newcastle.

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Event • 30 Sep 2022 at 11:59pm

2022 Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry and Lyrics

The University of Newcastle School of Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences is happy to announce the launch of the 2022 Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry and Lyrics.

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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
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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.