A lot of the people I work with are so fragile and have lost hope. But I never give up and I never lose hope.
Maryanne Issa
Graduate diploma in migration law

From gaining the confidence needed to study to running her own migration law practice, Maryanne Issa is now helping people achieve their dreams.

"There was a fire in me from the beginning that never went out. I had a vision to study migration law, as I was passionate about helping people. I just didn’t have the confidence or the background.

To gain entry into my course, I undertook a two-day program in professional content. When I passed that I knew that I could overcome any obstacle.

I find VU to be an understanding, close-knit, approachable environment. They taught me everything from how to submit assignments, to high-level legal vocabulary.

In the second year of the degree I became critically unwell and I almost gave up – but my lecturers, my husband and VU’s support services helped me get through it. In my last exam I got 100%.

I started my business MI Migration as soon as I became registered, and through word-of-mouth and referrals it has blossomed. I specialise in high-risk, complex cases.

A lot of the people I work with are so fragile and have lost hope. But I never give up and I never lose hope.

There is no greater feeling than calling a client and telling them their visa has been granted.”

Course studied

Graduate diploma in migration law