There are 10 questions about the proposals which gives an indication of the complexity of making changes in this area, although at this stage responses are not sought on the criteria themselves as a wholesale review is promised.  Two of the questions relate to how the criteria relate to bodies which do not teach students, the clear policy direction being to enable non-teaching awarding bodies to be able to have degree awarding powers.  Complaints from students would need to be carefully considered to cater for a complaint that a student had failed to reach the required standard set by the awarding body due to the failure of the teaching body.  A number of the questions relate to the renewal period (currently 6 years) for new alternative providers for their degree awarding powers - with the expectation that after a certain number of renewals this should become indefinite.  Arguments are also sought for why it may not be appropriate for smaller institutions to obtain full university title.