DRIVERS are being warned thousands of prospective students will arrive in Oxford later this month to attend open days.

Students, parents and teachers will visit the city on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28 to visit Oxford University colleges.

They will also get the opportunity to see facilities available and visit different departments.

In the past open days have caused congestion during the rush-hour and visitors are being advised to use public transport wherever possible.

The university’s transport advice said: “If you are travelling to Oxford we strongly recommend that you use public transport, if at all possible, as parking is extremely limited in the city.

“We strongly recommend you do not use Seacourt park-and-ride.

“It is popular with local commuters and usually full from early in the morning.”

In previous years a total of more than 7,000 students have attended over the two days.

Visitors are being warned: “Students are being warned: “Don’t bring the car, if you can avoid it. Parking in Oxford isn’t easy especially on open days.”|

The Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team will run an Open Day Information Centre at the Examination Schools in High Street.

Oxford University Student Union will also be at the centre offering information on 400 clubs, societies and facilities available to undergraduates, including the University Sports Centre.

Information points will be staffed around the city by university volunteers.