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 • 2 Jun 2023

University of Newcastle top 30 in the world for Sustainable Development Goals

The University of Newcastle’s longstanding commitment to sustainability has been demonstrated with the University ranking 28th in the world Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings.

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News • 1 Jun 2023

Statement from University Council: VC salary

Please attribute to a University of Newcastle Council Spokesperson:“The University of Newcastle Council is responsible for determining and approving the Vice Chancellor’s terms and conditions of employment.

News • 30 May 2023

Drug combination discovery extending life expectancy of children with brain cancer

Newcastle and Hunter-based researchers have discovered a drug combination that could dramatically improve the life expectancy of children living with brain cancer.

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Upcoming events

Webinar Series: Environmental Management and Sustainability

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.

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Event • 8 Jun 2023 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Master of Special and Inclusive Education Webinar

Join our webinar and learn about the Master of Special and Inclusive Education program at the University of Newcastle.

Event • 20 Jun 2023 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Webinar: Online Learning

Have you been wondering what online study looks like without a physical campus nearby? Hear from staff and current students as they discuss online learning, how it can be managed, the type of commitment required and the systems and support in place to help you succeed in postgrad study.

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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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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.