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

News • 27 Oct 2020

Australian and Indonesian universities launch innovative two-degree program in Jakarta

The University of Newcastle, Binus University and Nurture Higher Education (UK) have partnered to offer a unique joint teaching program for Indonesian students.

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

News • 23 Oct 2020

$8.5m to continue largest women's health study

Australia’s largest and longest operating women’s health survey has secured $8.5m in funding.

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News • 22 Oct 2020

Am I a fraud? Imposter feelings in elite Olympic level coaching

How do gender stereotypes create imposter feelings that halt the progression of women to elite coaching roles?

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Upcoming events

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Event • 27 Oct 2020 from 5:15pm - 6:30pm

The Engaged University - Looking Ahead Lecture Series

Join Professor Janet Nelson as she examines how researchers collaborate with community partners to leverage the unique history of our region.

In Conversation with Malcolm Turnbull

Event • 3 Nov 2020 from 5:15pm - 6:30pm

In Conversation with The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull

Australia’s economy has long been bolstered by our strong energy and resources sector. We are a nation with abundant natural energy sources, both finite and renewable. Hear from The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull on these important issues for the future of our nation.

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Event • 12 Nov 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Postgrad Webinar - Pandemics and Recessions: The Impact on Careers

Pandemics and Recessions: The Impact on Careers. Postgrad webinar on 12 November 4pm AEDT

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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

The University of Newcastle
Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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