It has been such a great learning experience for me supervising research students. By and large they arrive nervous and certainly lacking confidence that they can really complete doctoral research. Most are extremely bright but can not appreciate it in themselves! In the end they have taught the supervisor so much and learned a lot not only about the research substance but also about themselves.
All have gone on to make contributions to their field.
My thanks go to them for trusting me with their 'baby' and for the pleasure of being their when it was introduced to the world!