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?

ϲͼapp 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 ? 30 Nov 2023

Republic of Korea collaboration: Universities combine with Port of Newcastle on green ammonia research centre

ϲͼapp and Port of Newcastle have today signed a tripartite agreement with Pusan National University in the Republic of Korea that will see the development of a collaborative research centre for green ammonia power generation.

A black and white photo of the Great Hall in 1973

News ? 28 Nov 2023

Great Hall celebrates 50 years of cheering graduates across the stage

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Newcastle’s Great Hall, which was officially opened by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Roden Cutler on 28 November 1973.

MRFF grants

News ? 23 Nov 2023

$9.3m awarded to Newcastle health research projects aiming to improve lives

Using facial recognition to transform genetic diagnosis of children with intellectual disability and a community-led breastfeeding support program for Indigenous families are among five Hunter research projects awarded more than $9.3m in Australian government health and medical funding.

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Upcoming events

Event ? 3 Dec 2023 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Freedom, Only Freedom: Behrouz Boochani

Award-winning Kurdish-Iranian journalist, writer, filmmaker, and human rights activist Behrouz Boochani will speak about his most recent book Freedom, Only Freedom at this special event.

Event ? 6 Dec 2023 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm

In conversation with Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC KC

ϲͼapps Asia Pacific Research Centre, together with the Newcastle Institute, proudly invite you to attend a special public lecture and conversation with Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC KC.

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ϲͼapp 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 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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