Though any are yet to make an official statement, it is rumoured many of the officers were dissatisfied with the lack of Greggs outlets on campus, alongside the University's rumoured plans to change its logo to The Clasp. Controversy has also arisen over the University's decision to merge with Northumbria University, as reported earlier today by the Courier.
Though this may seem like a bold career choice, the Sabbatical Officer already have new career prospects on the horizon. Former AU Officer Joe Gubbins has already launched his career as an online fitness instructor by releasing a yoga tutorial on Facebook, while former Activities Officer Eleanor Killner hopes to take Britain by storm with her piano skills.
In a post made on Twitter, former Education Officer Pablo Charro de la Fuente said: "Newcastle was always too cold for me anyway."
Journalism student James Troughton seemed uninterested in the news, saying: "I don't know what a sabbatical officer is anyway. Hang on, did you say something about Greggs? What the fuck are we gonna do without steak bakes on campus? How do they expect us to focus on our work without succulent steak bakes?"
This post will be updated as new information emerges.