Well, today’s turning out to be quite a day for announcements.
Last October I was supposed to start my PhD here at Sussex uni, but legal issues meant that wasn’t possible so I started working here temporarily instead. Although the funding won’t be coming from the original source the university have offered me a Graduate Teaching Allowance which requires me to do some teaching but promises the same stipend as I would have got before.
The deal’s not quite as good because the teaching will take some time out of my research, but it could be a good opportunity anyway, especially if I end up continuing in academia afterwards.
Good to know that my future’s settled anyway.