What would you do if you could start your PhD again?
Would you follow the same process, explore the same topics? Would you want to take on something different?
Would you look for other ideas, dodge methods that didn’t work or papers that weren’t helpful?
How would you steer someone starting a PhD in your discipline?
Take twenty minutes to reflect on these questions. Make some notes to get the thoughts out. They’re not exhaustive by any means, but the answers can help you think before the viva about what you’ve learned about being a researcher through your PhD.