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

Professor Mike Fay and Professor Hubert Hondermarck

News • 24 May 2023

Brightest minds power quest for brain cancer cure

The world’s best and brightest experts on the quest to find a cure for brain cancer will unite in Newcastle to share research insights and identify further ways to collaborate and accelerate their mission.

China industry skyline

News • 23 May 2023

Green growth in Asia not ‘greenwashing’ but strategic energy shift

A new book endorsed by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and prominent scholar Ross Garnaut explores why East Asia has become a leader in green energy industries but has been slow to reduce carbon emissions.

A mother and daughter smile and look at each other

News • 17 May 2023

HSC Students Sign up for Early Entry

High school students will have access to more support for their HSC, with the University of Newcastle launching an Early Entry Program that will offer students new resources, mentorship and peer support, once they have submitted an application to study at the University.

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Upcoming events

Students standing together talking and smiling

Event • 31 May 2023 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

2023 Parent info session – Year 10 Subject Selection Webinar

Our student ambassadors will share key subject selection information and share their stories and experiences with subject selection and transition to University studies. 

Mid Year Info Session

Event • 1 Jun 2023 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Mid-Year Info Session

Got questions about starting your undergraduate studies? You're invited to join our online webinar to find out more about starting your degree in July. There is over 100 mid year programs to choose from.

Thurru artwork

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

‘The Voice’ and Indigenous Health Panel Discussion and BBQ

How will the upcoming referendum impact the health of First Nations Australians? The University of Newcastle's Thurru Indigenous Health Unit has brought together a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health experts to talk through the impact of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

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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

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