Keep Economics in my degree or not? Watch

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So I started studying Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics at Queen Mary two weeks ago and this last week I realised that I wasn't enjoying the Economics lectures and tutorials at all. I then decided to change my programme to just Maths and Stats. I want to train as an actuary when I graduate. However, when I told my parents about the change they basically had a fit and started going on about how studying economics is really useful and how it would be a good back-up should my pursuit to become an actuary fail. But I don't enjoy Economics anymore; I've been doing it since year 10 and really would not want to study it for another 3 years.

But I think that having a degree in just Maths and Stats would be good enough to get me a shot at a wide range of jobs after graduation, wouldn't it? I mean, I've already heard that getting a job as a graduate is hard these days anyway, but it is a decent degree, is it not? My parents also said that teaching might be the only job I can get with the degree if I can't make it as an actuary...is this true?

Any advice on whether I made the right decision would be very much appreciated. Also, if anyone else has been in a similar situation then I'd love to hear how you managed it!
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