So, I got an email back from a potential supervisor who seems interested in my research ideas. I just need to apply now and I'm feeling optimistic.
Now the hard part: I need to figure out a way to survive in the UK between handing in my dissertation and starting my PhD. I will probably have a sofa to sleep on for awhile, but if I don't start my PhD until January I will likely need something else. I just need advice on work and/or a place to stay that won't cost me a lot. Once I get a job I can pay, but that won't happen immediately. I'm a hard worker (ok, I have my lazy moments, but if I'm at a job it's different than just having a long away deadline), pick up skills pretty easily, and will do almost any sort of work. Advice?