I find that the most challenging aspect of being a PhD research candidate is not just the research work itself, but also the people who you work with.
The longer I am in the PhD programme, the more I am exploring research identity.
So, who am I?
I was told there is a similar group working on the same project as us while I was still analysing the data, and the group was close to publishing their work.
I think that feeling of being thrown into the deep end and doing something you never thought you would accomplish is really powerful.