I was there 94-98 and can honestly say it was outstanding. I really did not want to leave.
The accommodation was a bit poor but was being upgraded when I left.
The city centre is great on the lash, had more than my share of fun. Woken up in many strange bedrooms, panicking about getting back and trying to get a taxi to pick me up so I could get my arrse to work on time.
The only bad point is that there were a few throbbers around but they will have moved on by now.
Over all, a busy but good posting. If you have it, you should enjoy it.