|Thanks but the internet support services at uni have informed me that blackberry cannot establish vpn connections.|
If that's what they told you, then that's how it is. Regardless of whether or not the crackberry is capable, you can't create a VPN with only one endpoint (ie: what is the sound of one hand clapping). A VPN is established between two endpoints. If their end is not setup to allow it, you're not going to be able to do it.....period end of story.