The University of Newcastle, Australia

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 • 22 Sep 2020

New outlook model indicates average to above average tropical cyclone activity and risk for Australia

Tropical cyclones have long been considered the most devastating weather phenomena to affect Australia.

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News • 15 Sep 2020

Indigenous medical students admitted through innovative program

Having helped train more than 100 Indigenous doctors, the University of Newcastle’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring doctors.

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Featured story • 9 Sep 2020

Reprieve for COVID-19 impacted HSC Students

In recognition of the extraordinary challenges faced during their COVID-19 disrupted HSC year, the University of Newcastle will provide five adjustment points to school leaver students

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Upcoming events

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 22 Sep 2020 from 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Climate Change In Challenging Times

Join revolutionary Professor Paul Dastoor as he explores how the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the global environment and the urgent role that scientific research and technology development must play in building a sustainable future.

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Event • 23 Sep 2020 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Big Picture Fest Masterclass: Creating art for purpose

As part of the University of Newcastle’s partnership with The Big Picture Fest we are excited to announce our upcoming masterclass, Creating Art for Purpose.

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Event • 14 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020

What is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis

What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make to literature? Get answers to these questions and more with this course introducing poetry analysis and literary analysis.

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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

The University of Newcastle
Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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