I have got an opening to work towards a PhD degree in the topic of your choosy (the opportunity is funded) as long as it lies in the area of mechanics and as long as you are a UK/ EU national.
Alternatively, I have a range of topic to suggest. Please get back to me if you wish to grab this golden opportunity.
The guaranteed tax free montly stipend is about 17,000 GBP per annum. Anything on top will be a bonus based on the merit.