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)

Useful information

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

A group of female students and staff gather for a group photo on the field at Industree Stadium, Gosford

News • 22 Sep 2023

Hundreds of female students empowered to kick learning goals

Still buzzing from seeing their newfound heroes, the Matildas, achieve amazing World Cup success, a group of 200 female students hit the field at Industree Stadium, Gosford to participate in Maths with Mariners.

Guided tour of ResTech facilities

News • 21 Sep 2023

University and industry collaboration: ResTech officially opened by Minister Hon Ed Husic MP

The Honourable Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, today visited the University of Newcastle to officially open the new ResTech facility.

Minister Husic presents with Sharon Claydon MP, VC Alex Zelinsky and Bob Hawes CEO Business Hunter sitting on stage beside him

News • 21 Sep 2023

Gen Z and Business Transformation on the Agenda as 250 turn out for University’s Industry Open Day

Working with Gen Z, using research to drive economic and social impact and industry transformation in the Hunter were key topics up for discussion as more than 250 local industry leaders gathered today for the University of Newcastle’s first Industry Open Day.

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Upcoming events

Event • 2 Jun 2023 from 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Webinar Series: Environmental Management and Sustainability

Across three weeks, join Environmental Management and Sustainability lecturers John Gould, Ryan Witt, and Rose Upton to learn about their current research and get a taste of what it might be like to take on postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle.

Event • 26 Oct 2023 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

TAFE to Uni Webinar

Tune in to hear from our admissions staff and student ambassadors that will provide advice and give key insights into studying at the University of Newcastle.

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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

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