Adult learners, and women in particular, have to combat a number of specific barriers to participate in lifelong learning opportunities. Frequently, delivery modes
of adult learning programmes do not take these varying demands into consideration
(McCulloch & Stokes, 2008). However, when they do, positive results ensue.
This case study discusses these issues, highlighting how innovations and changes todelivery methodologies of a part-time degree programme impacted positively on
recruitment and retention of the viable student cohort of students.